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Average global Internet connection speed climbs to 3.1Mbps

By Shawn Knight ยท 18 replies
Jul 24, 2013
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  1. The Internet is growing by the day while at the same time, connection speeds are climbing. As of the first quarter, the total number of unique IPv4 addresses pinging the web hit 734 million, or about 34 million more than...

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  2. gkubed

    gkubed TS Rookie

    Everyone's getting these fast FiOS connections...

    And I'm just sitting here with 100kb/s internet :<
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,453   +1,732

    And I'm stuck on my unlimited 103Mbps, because the next upgrade, 150Mbps is about a whole $25 a month more. 6TB of HDD filled to the brim with obscene content in no time...

  4. NimbusTLD

    NimbusTLD TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +24

  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 549   +9

    Akamai put the UK at 7.9, with the average max speed in the country at 12 meg.

    So getting faster, but I fear a broadband divide, I currently get 100 meg with Virgin which will soon increase to 120, but my parents in the country, can only get a max of 2, with no plans for BT to upgrade the local infrastructure in the next few years,

    The divide will widen as BT start to offer there 300mb residential service.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    Gentlemen the world is changing when it comes to internet speeds. Just have to wait for the rest to catch-up!
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,981   +2,872

    What are they trying to say here?... That my 56k dial-up modem is no longer cutting edge?
  8. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    Right, I bet most people have multiple lines and tie the 56K dial-modems together to get these insane speeds.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,981   +2,872

    Now why didn't I think of that.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

  11. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,215   +398

    Dial up Channel bonding great idea :)
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,453   +1,732

    Who needs Internet in Miami anyway... :) I would swap my optic internet for a few sunny days on the beach... :)
  13. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    I think a more useful measurement would be the "Median", rather than average.
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    Yeah I'm finding the same thing, I can get the standard BT Fiber:
    That speedtest was done at peak test and we had quite a few people on our team speak server but normally down is 72mbps and 18.5mbps up.

    Yet literally just down the road (maybe 50 meters) ADSL at 8mbps is as fast as they can get, I don't understand why BT are only upgrading certain streets and forgetting about others?! We've also got a notice that we'll be upgraded free of charge to their Fiber to the Home in due course since we signed up early. I wonder what the legal implications are to running a CAT6 cable over to my friends house that is 50 meters away and charging them a bit for use of the internet xD
  15. My country only up to 3.1mbps, actual performance is less than that :D
  16. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,402   +875

    There are no connections under 50mpbs/100mbps in Romania with the exception of 3G, but too bad we're being pulled down by a lower percent of connected households in the country. I get around 30-40 mbps when testing from Bucharest to London. (while using a wireless N router)
    As far as I know we were in top 5 around 3 years ago. Now we're down to the 12th spot. At least according to speedtest.net we still have the no.1 city in the world ^_^

    BTW why is the USA so high up on this list? All other websites have the US way lower. Even speedtest.net has it at 29 with 17.96 Mbps. Are they measuring the mobile connections together with normal ones?
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,686   +350

    The whole area I live in (15 minutes from the city centre) got upgraded cabinets not long after the exchange was fiber enabled... bar about 2 cabinets including the one I'm connected to. Apparently it was because of profit calculations, like there weren't enough users who would subscribe to the service it to counter the cost of the upgrade. Thankfully someone in the area has been badgering BT/OpenReach and their local councillor about this and last week a new cabinet appeared at the end of our street. Just waiting for the orders to open on the BT site and I'll make the jump from 2.5mb to 50+. Moved from the city centre where we had a decent 12mb on ADSL, to 2.5mb. My mobile phone gets better speeds half the time.
  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    Nice one! Yeah we went from AOL 4mbps to BT 72mbps! it has been awesome! I don't think I could ever go back now, my friends with ADSL it just seems so slow!
  19. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,686   +350

    Almost like going from dial up to ADSL?

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