US ranks fourteenth in global Internet speed standings

By Matthew
Jul 26, 2011
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  1. Akamai has released its State of the Internet report for the first quarter of 2011, unleashing a metric crap ton of information about the Web. Among various other statistics, the…

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  2. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 564   +173

    Yay! I'm above average for the US at 6Mb/s. I could get up to 18Mb/s if I paid a premium though ($120/Month 250GB bandwidth).
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    I'm helping to pull that average down. I usually get 1.8 to 2.4 mb/s. We're upgrading to 12 mb/s soon though.
  4. I'm paying for 25 mb/s and I usually get around 29 mb/s. Thanks for all the bandwidth guys.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Oh boy, here come the:

    "I live in [insert name of 3rd world country] and I pay [insert cost commensurate with country's per capita income]."
  6. 130 yuan/month (around 20 USD/month) for 2 mb/s in China.
  7. killamoves

    killamoves TS Rookie Posts: 18

    15 Mb/s for $45 here in NYC.
  8. bchen88c

    bchen88c TS Member Posts: 23

    15 Mbps/3 Mbps comcast in new hampshire. Price was something like $50 with basic cable but now it has skyrocketed to around $80 :O (both with taxes included)
  9. Out here in the country in Aiken County, South Carolina, I average about 5.5 to 7.1.

    Uh, that's KB/s. I'm on a dialup line :)
  10. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Pretty sure Australia is the last on the list, behind the third world countries.
  11. U$ 65.00 for 8 mb/s here in Brazil, Sao Paulo, without cap limitation (I can download as much as I want) lol
  12. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I average about 65-80 mbps on all major speed test sites. I'm using Comcast Business DOCSIS 3.0. It's about $150/mo but work pays for it so I'll take it. It's blazing fast but most sites I use for heavy d/l, like Steam, throttle to about 3 MB/s. Not sure what 3 MB/s translates to in mbps but I do know I can bring 5-6 GB games down pretty freaking fast...
  13. $12 for 20Mbit/s here in Russia
    And ISP hosts all the pirated movies accessible at 100Mbit/s
  14. 768kbps for 22 u$ here in costa rica very bad !
  15. paying 70 dollars for 50/5 mbit no limits (because i dont live in a faggot country).

  16. "$12 for 20Mbit/s here in Russia
    And ISP hosts all the pirated movies accessible at 100Mbit/s"

    In Soviet Russia, internet...
    someone help?
  17. In Soviet Russia, internet surfs you =]
  18. "paying 70 dollars for 50/5 mbit no limits (because i dont live in a faggot country).

    what is the country you are living?
  19. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Well if you consider a byte being 8 bits, that rounds up to 24 Mbps. Not all bytes are 8 bit though. But the generalization works per say.

    Depending on my location (wireless), I can get anywhere from 1 to 10 Mbps for $41 a month (peaking at 12 Mbps on Speedtest). My Internet-provider has a flexible rate.

    But the real question isn't about what I'm paying or what I'm getting; 'is it worth it?' I'd say it is.
  20. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,256   +222

    30Mbps line with VMedia in UK for £28.50 (not including Phone+TV, total £38.99). Max I got was around 4MBps (32.5Mbps) and was happy heh.

    Glad to see Czech Republic high on the list although I am from Slovakia id prefer to see them up there :p But they still behind...
  21. US is falling behind the world in many things. You can thank the Republicans in collusion with Bankers for your fantastic debt and rapidly increasing disparity.

    Tax the poor to feed the rich! Bring back slavery.
  22. 50 Mbps for 7 euro here in Romania =))
  23. 70/20 Mbps for $18, here in Bulgaria
    i know, im in the '3rd world'....
  24. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    I get 3 Mb/s, average download speed is 300 KB/s... so, what are you whinning for? lol
  25. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    Internet is dirt cheap in Romania and the connections are all above 20Mbps in cities (a bit lower in rural places).
    I have 100/20 Mbps, national/international speeds, but i do get often over 20mbps for international connections, for just 12$ and i get a free 7.2Mbps 3G USB modem for free. ^_^

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