The internet is well developed in terms of high internet penetration, household internet access penetration, number of ISPs and number of hosts per inhabitant. Internet access costs are not high and flat rate internet access is available for residential users. At the end of 2015 there were almost 600,000 broadband internet connections. Most of them were xDSL connections, but in recent years their number has been declining. At the same time the number of optical fiber access and cable modem connections is rising.