US Internet speeds getting faster2016-08-05 03:20 by Daniela
A recent report from Ookla (Speedtest) has shown that Internet speeds in the US have accelerated during the first six months of the year. The reason for this is the fact that providers invest in their networks and build out fiber broadband to more customers.
According to the report, the USA's average broadband download speed is now over 54Mbps. This is 42 percent higher than the same period last year. The average upload speed has also increased to 18.88, which is 51 percent higher than before.
"Competition is a good thing, and while we're seeing faster performance than ever before, the internet in the U.S. could certainly improve," wrote the company. "The U.S. still lags from an international perspective, currently ranking 20th in fixed broadband and 42nd in mobile internet performance globally."
The report is based on the 8 million daily tests conducted on Speedtest's website and apps.
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