Global Internet Speeds Climb 10 Percent

According to the latest data, the Internet is getting faster at a global level

The Internet is getting speedier each year. According to cloud service provider Akamai, in the third quarter of 2013, the average global connection speed was of 3.6 megabits per second.

The speed is ten percent over the result obtained in the previous quarter and 29 percent over the previous year, the report shows.

The average global peak Internet speed fell by 5.2 percent quarter to quarter, to 17.9 megabits per second. However, compared to the same period of 2012, the peak connection speed at a global level actually climbed by 13 percent.

Seven of the top ten regions on the list saw gains in peak speed ranging from 0.5 percent to 19 percent in South Korea.

“Global broadband (>4 Mbps) adoption grew 5.8% quarter-over-quarter to 53%, with South Korea taking the top slot for this metric as well, with an adoption rate of 93%,” reads the report.

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