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State of the Internet Shows Third Quarter Speed Gains

According to the first quarter 2013 State of the Internet report from Akamai, global average Internet connection speeds grew to 3.1 Mbps, a 17 percent year-over-year gain.

In the U.S, the first quarter average broadband speed was 8.6 Mbps, a 27 percent year-over-year increase. Across the top ten broadband nations, only the Czech Republic, with 34 percent growth, and Sweden at 32 percent, grew faster than the U.S.

"While the general trend towards growth across the key connectivity metrics continues to be encouraging, we were surprised by just how strong both the short- and long-term increases were in many geographies, including within the United States, and across countries in the Americas," David Belson, editor, State of the Internet Report, told Enterprise Networking Planet.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
U.S. Broadband Speeds Gaining Fast

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.