Too often, I find myself complaining about slow Internet. At home, at the office, on the go. Sometimes, the frustration leads me to the logic that having no Internet at all would be better than what seems like 28.8k dial-up. According to Akamai Technologies, who publishes a quarterly Internet report with average peak connection speeds, the U.S. is actually ranked 11th in the world. Not great, but not terrible either.
For reference, the global average Internet [download] speed is 18.4 Mbps. So, without further ado, here’s the list of top 10 countries where I should consider moving.
Belgium ranks 10th, just ahead of the U.S., with an average speed of 38 Mbps, more than twice the global average.
Just edging out Belgium is the Netherlands, coming in with an average of 38.2 Mbps.
Tied with the Netherlands, Bulgaria also has average speeds of 38.2 Mbps.
The Swiss came in 7th on the list, with average peak speeds of 40.3 Mbps. (All the better to quickly transfer your money in and out of your Swiss bank account, right?)
With average speeds of 41.3 Mbps, Singapore is a hopping place to live, for more reasons than just Internet speeds.
With just over 2 million citizens, Latvia boasts average Internet speeds of 44.2 Mbps.
4. South Korea
The main headquarters for tech companies like Samsung and LG enjoy average peak speeds of 44.3 Mbps.
Coming in third on the list, average peak speeds in Romania are 47.9 Mbps.
Speeds in Japan average 50 Mbps, which is no surprise given how many top tech companies call it home.
1. Hong Kong (China)
Last but not least, the world’s fastest Internet can be found in Hong Kong, with average peak speeds of 63.6 Mbps, more than 4 times the global average.
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