The Internet is Getting Faster

The First Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet report from content delivery network vendor Akamai is once again showing acceleration in Internet access speeds around the world.

The Global average connection speed for the first quarter of 2012 hit 2.6 Mbps which is a 25 percent year over year gain, and a 14 percent gain over the fourth quarter of 2011. As has been the case since the inception of the State of the Internet reports, South Korea leads the world with the highest average speed coming in at 15.7 Mbps, which is a 9.4 percent year over year gain.

The U.S. took the number 12 spot with an average connection speed of 6.7 Mbps, which is a 29 percent gain on a yearly basis.

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Global Average Connection Speed on the Internet up by 25 Percent

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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