The average Internet speed across the globe has risen to 4.5 Mb/s


According to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report, the average Internet speed across the globe has risen by 20% year-over-year to a measly but still improved 4.5 Mb/s. That’s certainly good to hear but the news was brought down by the fact that the global broadband adoption rate had decreased slightly. 

The global average internet connection speed rose 20 percent year-over-year to 4.5 Mbps, according to the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai. The cloud service provider, which publishes its internet report quarterly, found that average connection speeds saw an annual increase in 132 countries, although the size of the increases varied. For instance, while Morocco saw its connection speed increase 0.3 percent to 2.4 Mbps, speeds in Congo rose 146 percent to 1.3 Mbps. The report shows that eight of the top 10 countries experienced double-digit growth annually, but just six grew percentages quarterly. Just 10 countries experienced a decline in average connection speeds year-over-year.

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