High-speed Internet is a prerequisite for a comfortable life for a modern person. But despite the fact that the economy of any state strongly depends on the Internet, the world is full of countries where the speed of connection to the global network remains extremely low.
According to a study by Akamai, one of the largest hosting and content providers, in the first half of 2017 the average internet speed in the world was 7.2 Mbps (15% more than the same period in 2016). Half of the 10 countries with the fastest internet are in Europe, 4 in the Asia-Pacific region and only one in the Americas.
By the way: According to the results of Akamai's research, USA is not among the ten countries with the fastest Internet: the residents of our country have an average Internet speed of only 11.8 Mbps .
The average Internet speed for Americans is 18.7 Mbps . Compared to last year, the indicator has improved by 22%. In terms of specific areas, residents of the capital (Washington, DC) and the states of Delaware and Massachusetts use the fastest Internet in the United States.
In this country, the Internet speed dropped slightly compared to the second half of 2016, but still 17% higher than in the first half. Now it is 20.1 Mbps . Denmark is one of the 20 most comfortable countries to live in.
Japan is known for its achievements in the field of modern technology and computing. Accordingly, the Japanese Internet is far from the slowest. Its average speed is 20.2 Mbps , 11% higher than last year.
Over the year, the country has made great progress and brought the average internet connection speed to 20.3 Mbps (23% better than in 2016). This island state is the most comfortable and safe for living throughout the APR.
Finland is a recognized leader in the educational field, as well as a fierce fighter for freedom of speech in the media. The quality of life of its citizens is extremely high: a huge number of people who want to obtain Finnish citizenship and an average Internet speed of 20.5 Mbps are proof of this.
Swiss citizens use the global network at 21.7 Mbps (up 16%). A developed economy, the introduction of the latest technologies in the financial, medical and household spheres put Switzerland in first place in the ranking of prosperous countries.
4. Hong Kong
The Special Administrative Center of China offers its residents and guests a high-speed and stable Internet connection. Its average speed is 21.9 Mbps (10% faster than in 2016). Hong Kong is a fast-growing city-state that attracts both development engineers and financiers from all over the world.
There, the connection to the Internet occurs at a speed of 22.5 Mbps (an increase of 9.2%). The situation in the country has been stable for many decades. Sweden is an economically developed country where people of any profession, both technical and creative, can realize their potential.
Norway is one of the 10 most developed countries. The government is doing everything to make life better for citizens every year. The average internet speed in Norway has grown by 10% since 2016 to 23.3 Mbps in the first half of 2017.
1. South Korea
28.6 Mbps - this is the speed at which users from South Korea surf. Compared to 2016, there has been a slight regression - 1.7%, but this does not look scary at all: only 12% of the entire population of the planet can use the Internet at a speed of 25 Mbps and higher. In South Korea, this high speed is available to almost half of the population.
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