Ah, the joy of lightning speed Internet connections . . . .something we all dream of but few of us experience on a reliably consistent basis. Did you ever wonder who has the fastest average Internet connection speeds in the world? There are people who spend their time figuring out such things and then release these factoids in something called the State of the Internet report. Really. I’m not kidding.
Who enjoys really great connection speeds? American college towns dominate the list of the world’s fastest cities. Yet the USA is only the 22nd fastest country in the world, with the state of Delaware being the fastest. Personally, the US’s not-so-speedy position doesn’t seem all that surprising to me, especially on those days when my cable connection is on par with my 3G tethered connection!
What countries are the fastest overall? South Korea is number one, Hong Kong is second, and Japan is third. What are the top ten cities with the fastest Internet connection speeds? (1) Berkeley, California; (2) Chapel Hill, North Carolina; (3) Palo Alto, California; (4) Masan, South Korea; (5) Oxford, Great Britain; (6) Iksan, South Kokrea; (7) Taoyuan, Taiwan; (8) Durham, North Carolina; (9) Ithaca, New York; (10) Ann Arbor, Michigan.
So are you packing yet?