Saturday, July 30, 2011
Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home News" @ 08:45 PM
"Are our connected tubes more Speed Racer or Red Racer? Akamai's newly released "State of the Internet Q1 2011" spells it out for us. Be forewarned, Americans; the news ain't pretty."
Despite having the largest presence in the world wide web with 142,605,731 of the 584,821,069 global unique IP addresses, the United States only ranks 14th in terms of pure internet speed with an average connection speed of 5.3 Mbps. South Korea holds top honors with a national average connection speed of 14.4 Mbps. Akamai's report also further breaks the areas into states and cities. If you want to see where your area ranks in comparison to others, take a look at Akamai's "State of the Internet Q1 2011" report.