Global internet speeds got 30 percent faster in 2017

Internet download speeds grew more than 30 percent this year for both wireline and mobile connections as compared to a year earlier, according to new data from internet speed-test company Ookla. That makes the average download speed 40 megabits per second for broadband and 20 Mbps for mobile.

Growth was driven by network improvements in many countries, including Norway, Australia and India, which saw its broadband speeds increase 77 percent this year, making it the most improved of the world’s largest countries. It still ranks 76th out of all countries, with an average broadband download speed of 18.82 Mpbs.

Here are the countries that currently have the fastest internet speeds:

Note that the U.S. ranks 44th in mobile download speeds, at 26.32 Mbps. Rankings and averages are based on November 2017 data, and are compared with data from November 2016. See all the countries’ speeds and ranks here.


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