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Top 10 Countries with Fastest Internet
Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, having to deal with a slow internet connection can be a real pain.
Akamai platform, which delivers around 30 percent of all web traffic in the world, has published its latest report on internet trends for the second quarter of 2013. If you want the fastest connection on the planet, have these 10 countries in mind when planning your next trip.
10) United Kingdom. The UK managed to have the biggest quarter-on-quarter increase of an amazing 11% compared, to the second quarter of 2012, which got them a place in the top 10 list.
Their year-on-year change is even more impressive: with a 48% increase, the UK has nearly doubled its internet speed since 2012, possibly thanks to more users switching to BT Broadband which is around 8 times faster than an average bt broadband.
9) Sweden. Countries from the Scandinavian region have a solid average internet speed, but only Sweden made it on the latest Akamai top average internet speed list. It’s honorably representing this region with 44% faster connection than just one year ago.
8) United States. Want to win an easy bet? Have someone guess whether the U.S. or Latvia has a faster internet connection. While most people would assume that the country where internet was invented would be on top of the list, the U.S. has a long way to go to climb up.
7) Czech Republic. Another underdog from Eastern Europe, Czech Republic shows the trend of smaller countries investing in high speed optical fibers and rapidly increasing their connection speed. More than one third faster than in 2012, Czech Republic’s average internet connection is at enviable 9.8 Mbps.
6) Netherlands. Netherlands had a tough job of keeping track with other European countries, and it did it great. A 6.2% quarter-on-quarter increase gets Netherlands a solid 6th place.
5) Latvia. This is one of the countries that you probably wouldn’t expect on this list, but contrary to the popular belief – Eastern European countries do have internet access, and it’s so fast it would make surfing the web in some other parts of the globe feel like dial-up in comparison.
4) Hong Kong. On the average peak connection top list, Hong Kong is number one with a whopping 65.1 Mbps, but when it comes to regular average speed, it’s still falling behind.
3) Switzerland. Particles in the CERN accelerator are not the only thing moving at amazing speed in Switzerland. As it represents one of the major financial centers in Europe, the high ranking doesn’t come as a surprise.
2) Japan. Japan had a 11% increase in internet speed since 2012, but it still wasn’t good enough to reach number one on the list. Since Japanese government has listed internet development as one of the priorities for the next few years, we can expect even greater connection speed in the future.
1) South Korea. Even though South Korea experienced a 6.3% loss in speed compared to the same quarter in 2012, it’s still in the lead. With an average of 13.3 Mbps, you’ll have the fastest web-surfing experience in the world right here!