Northern Netherlands ranks top for its low-cost international telephone tariffs. Other regions in Europe boast higher telephone and mobile telephone densities, but calls to the US from the Northern Netherlands start at €0.01 per minute.

York and North Yorkshire in the UK also offer good telecommunications links, with 95% broadband coverage in the city of York and 1000 telephone lines per 1000 people. Saxony in Germany also comes out well on telecommunication costs with calls to the US starting at €0.02 per minute and 942 telephone lines per 1000 people. South-east England in the UK scores well for high levels of mobile phone ownership, low cost telephone calls and 95.8% broadband internet availability. On the whole, mobile phone ownership is highest in the Italian regions.