UK seriously behind in World broadband speeds
The UK is ranked a paltry 25th in the world when it comes to the fastest average broadband speeds.
This is according to figures from Akamai who have provided us all with the delightful sounding State of the Internet report for Q2 of 2011.
The report monitored the speed of more than 604 million unique IP addresses from 238 countries and regions. South Korea came out on top with the fastest average net connection at 13.8Mbps, followed by Hong Kong with 10.3Mbps and Japan at 8.9Mbps.
The UK has an average speed of just 5Mbps. We suck.
Holland is the fastest European country with a connection of 8.5Mbps (4th in the world). Even focusing on Europe alone, it doesn't read well for the UK, seeing us trundling along in 15th place out of 22.
More than a quarter of all broadband connections surveyed were 5Mbps or above, which is known as 'Higher Broadband'. The Netherlands again did very well, with 68 percent of all its connections classed as Higher Broadband.
The UK on the other hand sat in lowly 25th, with just 30 percent of Britons having access to 5Mbps or above. What is so poor about that is seven of the ten countries with the biggest 'Higher Broadband' adoption are in Europe.