Planet broadband, like the US Internet, is getting faster
Broadband and mobile Internet speeds are slowly and steadily increasingly across the world, according to the latest findings of Akamais State of the Internet Report for the second quarter of 2012. The Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet services company collects the data from its vast global network.
Broadband observers should be delighted to note that the U.S. saw a 76 percent year-over-year growth in the number of connections at high broadband levels speeds greater than 10 Mbps during the quarter. It is not surprising as many U.S. customers are leaving slower DSL connections and are switching to cable or other higher-speed options such as fiber networks.
Some key findings from the report:
- The global average connection speed increased 13 percent to 3.0 Mbps from the first to second... [via Gigaom]