Where to for fast broadband? Latvia, Romania!thefickler writes "We've all heard how fast broadbrand is in South Korea, and that's been confirmed by a recently released global legue table of broadband speeds, confirming South Korea remains the country with the fastest average speed of 12 Mbps, followed by Hong Kong and Japan. But get this, the next two spots go to Romania and Latvia, which have enjoyed major speed increses in the past year.
The US is in 16th place with an average speed of 4.7 Mbps. While there’s an argument that this is a poor position for such a major country (and cited as a reason for federal investment in expanding and improving provision), it’s likely also the result of the US having so many rural and remote areas compared to the likes of South Korea. That’s partly borne out by the US having a dozen of the 100 global cities with the fastest average speed, the American contingent being headed up by California’s Monterey Park with an average 7.2Mbps."