Our internet speeds have come a very long way from back in the day, where we still had to use dial-up modems to connect to the internet, and where if you accidentally used the phone while the internet was connected, it would drop the connection. In fact if anything, these days it appears that our internet speeds are getting faster.


This is according to a report from Speedtest.net in which they have observed that in 2017, the world’s internet speeds have actually gotten 30% faster. Based on their findings, the average download speed has risen to 40 megabits per second for broadband, while mobile internet speeds have increased to 20 megabits per second.

Their findings also reveal that Singapore currently has the fastest broadband internet speeds in the world, clocking download speeds at 153.85 Mbps, which is followed by Iceland at 147.51 Mbps, Hong Kong at 133.94 Mbps, and South Korea at 127.45 Mbps. The US is currently tied at eleventh place with Lithuania at 75.94 Mbps.

As for mobile download speeds, Norway is in first position at 62.66 Mbps, followed by the Netherlands at 53.01 Mbps, Iceland at 52.78 Mbps, and Singapore at 51.5 Mbps. Speedtest.net notes that the US is ranked 44th in mobile speeds at 26.32 Mbps, which is actually an improvement from the previous year where it was ranked 47th.

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