The State of Broadband Internet

Q3 2012 results are incoming from Akamai on The State of the Internet across 180 unique countries/regions. I found it via a Bloomberg slideshow for the Top 10, but Akamai has some pretty neat stuff over on their site (maps, graphs, infographics).

Top 14 Average Peak Connection Speeds (Broadband Internet)

  1. Hong Kong (54.1 Mbps) ... just within city limits though, the rest of China ranks at #123 on this list (7.1 Mbps)
  2. South Korea (48.8 Mbps) ... and affordable: typically paying $31.90/month for 100 Mbps internet!
  3. Japan (42.2 Mbps)
  4. Latvia (37.5 Mbps)
  5. Romania (37.4 Mbps)
  6. Belgium (32.7 Mbps)
  7. Switzerland (32.4 Mbps)
  8. Bulgaria (32.1 Mbps)
  9. Israel (30.9 Mbps)
  10. Singapore (30.7 Mbps)
  11. Netherlands (30.7 Mbps)
  12. Hungary (30.0 Mbps)
  13. Portugal (29.8 Mbps)
  14. U.S.A. (29.6 Mbps)

  • UAE (107.6 Mbps) *not sure why this wasn't included in Bloomberg's Top 10
  • Vanuatu (40.1 Mbps) *near Fiji... not sure why this didn't rank either
  • Taiwan (28.5 Mbps)
  • U.K. (28.1 Mbps)
  • Canada (27.2 Mbps)
  • Ireland (26.4 Mbps)
  • Germany (26.0 Mbps)
  • Spain (26.0 Mbps)
  • Jamaica (24.4 Mbps)
  • Iceland (24.2 Mbps)
  • Russia (23.9 Mbps)
  • Australia (22.8 Mbps)
  • Italy (19.2 Mbps)
  • Brazil (16.5 Mbps)
  • Worldwide (15.9 Mbps)
  • Mexico (14.4 Mbps)
  • Saint Lucia (13.9 Mbps)
  • Greenland (13.6 Mbps)
  • Philippines (11.9 Mbps)
  • Madagascar (10.5 Mbps)
  • Kazakhstan (9.5 Mbps) *Very nice, how much?
  • Saudi Arabia (9.0 Mbps)
  • Fiji (9.0 Mbps) *I'd still live there
  • India (8.0 Mbps) *Seriously? C'mon, India!
  • China (7.1 Mbps) *Rank #123 according to Bloomberg
  • North Korea (7.0 Mbps) *Oh Dear Leader...
  • Afghanistan (6.0 Mbps)
  • Cuba (5.0 Mbps) *working on fixing this
  • Iran (2.9 Mbps)
  • Chad (2.0 Mbps)

Any surprises here or are these speeds in line with what you expected?