Akamai published its quarterly State of the Internet report today (SOTI) which covers global Internet speeds as well as Internet security.
The report shows that there have been significant speed gains made in most countries around the world with the global average connection speed at 2.9 Mbps – a 23% gain from the previous year. Global average peak connection speeds increased by 35% to 16.6 Mbps.
While South Korea remained at the top in terms of Internet speeds, with an average connection of 14 Mbps, the country was one of the few that experienced a decline in average speeds, showing a decrease of 4.8% from the previous quarter and a 13% decline as compared to last year. Meanwhile, the United States saw a 2.3% increase from the previous quarter and a whopping 28% increase year-over-year in terms of average internet speeds.
Looking inside the U.S, Vermont (10.8 Mbps) had the highest average connection speed while Washington DC posted the highest peak internet speed (43.1 Mbps)