By: Raymond Hackney
You will find more statistics at Statista
For some time now, South Korea
has boasted the highest average internet connection speed in the world.
In the first quarter of 2013, South Korean internet users surfed at an
average speed of 14.2 Mbps, 65% faster than Americans whose connection
speed averaged at 8.6 Mbps. To add a little perspective: at 8.6 Mbps, it
takes a little less than an hour to download a 2-hour movie in HD
quality (file size 3GB-4GB).
The United States is ranked 9th in the global speed ranking that is
topped by South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, who are followed by the
European nations of Switzerland, the Netherlands and Latvia.
The global average connection speed was measured at 3.1 Mbps, passing 3Mbps for the first time.