In today’s modern world, we use the internet more than ever. Young people use the internet to research school, chat with friends, or watch funny videos. As adults, we can do the same and so much more – paying bills, working remotely, or even meeting new friends and love interests.
The internet of today is faster than ever, thanks to new technologies. This faster internet allows us to watch TV shows and movies on our phones, download large files, collaborate with teammates, or pull up multiple tabs to multitask. In developed nations, gone are the days where we have to hear the screech of a dial-up modem, get booted every time a family member picks up the phone, or deal with downloads that take hours – or days.
If you’ve invested in the fastest internet in your neighborhood, you may be surprised to learn that other nations around the world have even faster speeds. Even if you’re paying a premium price for a top-tier service, some of the fastest internet speeds in the world may not even be available in your country.
According to Ookla, a company specializing in internet speed testing, reported that the global average download speed on fixed broadband is 85.73 Mbps as of September 2020. The average mobile download speed is 35.96. As technology becomes more advanced and networks are improved, these numbers are expected to continue to grow.
Based on data from Ookla, Singapore is the nation with the fastest broadband download speeds of 226.60 Mbps. Hong Kong follows this with 210.73 Mbps and Romania with 193.47 Mbps. The United States has the 10th-fastest internet download speeds of 161.14 Mbps.
The countries with the fastest mobile internet speeds are different. The fastest mobile download speeds can be found in South Korea at 121.00 Mbps. China follows with 113.35 Mbps and the United Arab Emirates with 109.43 Mbps.