Top 10 Countries With Fastest Internet Connection for Q1 2014
The internet has transformed the way we live and work. And most countries have worked harder to improve their internet connection speed.
The January to March 2014 State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies, content delivery network based in the U.S. shows a global average connection speed of 3.9 Mbps, a 1.8% increase from 4th quarter of 2013.
Unsurprisingly, South Korea retained the fastest internet connection with 23.6 Mbps. That’s 6 times faster than the rest of the world. Japan, in the second spot, has improved its speed by 12%. Hong Kong, which is number 1 in 2012 has dropped to number 3 with Switzerland and Netherlands finishing at 4th and 5th spot.
It may shock you that the U.S., the best in technology is not even in the top 10. In fact, it ranked only in the 12th place.
Among Asian countries, it is noteworthy that only South Korea has more than 20 Mbps average connection speed. Perhaps, due to government intervention, China’s internet speed has declined by 6.4%.
In comparison to previous year’s internet speed, all Asian countries have increased above 20% with Taiwan impressively improved by 118%.
In the United States, among the top 10 states with the fastest internet connection, only Virginia has lagged by 4.3% from the 4th quarter of 2013.