These Countries Have The Fastest Internet Speeds
According to Akamai's most recent State of the Internet Report, South Korea boasts the highest average internet connection speed in the world. Korea's internet users surfed at an average speed of 24.6 Mbps in the second quarter of 2014 according to Akamai's measurements (click here for details on their methodology).
Korea is trailed by Hong Kong, Switzerland and Japan who each saw average speeds around 15 Mbps. The United States ranked 14th with an average connection speed of 11.4 Mbps, which is still way above the global average of 4.6 Mbps. To add a little perspective on what these speeds mean: At 10 Mbps it takes around 50 minutes to download a 2-hour movie in HD quality.
- Number of fixed broadband internet subscriptions worldwide 2005-2016Number of fixed broadband internet subscriptions worldwide 2005-2016
- Fixed broadband internet subscription reach 2016, by regionFixed broadband internet subscription reach 2016, by region
- Share of households with broadband internet access in Germany 2003-2015Share of households with broadband internet access in Germany 2003-2015
- Share of individuals with internet access in the Netherlands 2012-2015Share of individuals with internet access in the Netherlands 2012-2015
- Penetration rate of internet users in China 2005-2015Penetration rate of internet users in China 2005-2015
- Household internet access penetration in the UK and EU 2007-2016Household internet access penetration in the UK and EU 2007-2016
- Broadband internet subscriber numbers in the U.S. 2011-2016, by cable providerBroadband internet subscriber numbers in the U.S. 2011-2016, by cable provider
- Fixed broadband internet subscribers in the U.S. 2010-2016Fixed broadband internet subscribers in the U.S. 2010-2016
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