Internet Speed and Costs Around The World [Infographic]
Do you want to know how your Internet speed and cost compares with what other people have in other parts of the world? Internet pricing and speed varies across the globe and here in America, the average Internet speed is only 4.8mbps (megabytes per second) which is very slow and expensive ($3/mbps) when compared to countries like Japan and Korea where the average is 40-60mbps that costs only $1/mbps. I find it ironic because America prides itself on being the greatest when it comes to innovation and technology but have mediocre standards when it comes to Internet speed and cost.
The Daily Infograph created this infographic to compare the different Internet speeds and costs from countries across the globe.
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Top 10 Countries in terms of Internet Speed and Costs (ITIF Broadband Rankings)
- Japan: 61mbps – $0.27
- Korea: 46mbps – $0.45
- Finland: 22mbps – $2.77
- Sweden: 18mbps – $0.63
- France: 18mbps – $1.64
- Netherlands: 9mbps – $4.31
- Portugal: 8mbps – $10.99
- Canada: 7.6mbps – $6.50
- Poland: 7.5mbps – $13.00
- Norway: 7mbps – $4.04
I wish we could have even half of the average speed and cost per mbps of Japan. Anyways, I hope that President Obama’s $18.7 billion broadband spending program would be enough to improve the current state of Internet speed and costs here in the US and make it faster and cheaper.
How much is the Internet speed and cost in your location? How does it compare with the other countries listed in the infograph?
[via Daily Infograph]