The United States typically fell within the top 10, albeit not the top position as you’d expect from the country that invented the damn thing. But that changed with the latest analysis. The US now sits in the 11th position with 25% of US households having access to speeds of up to 25 Mbps or less.
Note that many have reported lower speeds during the Covid-19 pandemic hinting that ISPs have throttled speeds in some areas to account for increased traffic from people working at home. That may partially account for the drop in speeds.
There are still 81 countries with access to speeds of less than 25 Mbps and 24 countries with access to speeds of 10 Mbps or less. Overall however, Internet speeds have been increasing throughout the world.
Below are the current averages pulled from an aggregation of available global internet service provider (ISP) speeds.
|Country||Average Broadband Speeds 2020 (Mbps)|
|United Arab Emirates||94.9|