Akamai: U.S. Web speeds fast, but not blazing like South Korea's
Posted in: Government & Policy at 02/05/2012 16:59
We all want faster Web connections. But those connecting to the Web in South Korea are actually getting what they want, according to the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai.
According to the network solutions provider, South Korea is putting most other countries to shame with average Web connection speeds of about 16Mbps. The U.S., by contrast, offers average connection speeds of 5.8Mbps, putting it behind a host of countries, including Japan, Romania, and Switzerland.
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UK sees drop in average broadband speed
UK broadband customers saw a fall in average download speed in the final three months of 2011, down to 4.9Mbps from 5.1Mbps in the previous quarter, according to a new report from Akamai.
The finding was part of a trend seen in regions around the world, the web content delivery company said in its fourth-quarter State of the Internet report, released on Monday.