Report: Download Speeds Are Slow in US, Ranked 31st in World
by: Bryon Turcotte / November 27, 2013
The United States of America is listed 31st in a ranking for the world's consumer download speeds, according to information released by Ookla, a broadband testing firm, published in an article on the CNet News website.
Ookla's data places the United States below many countries and shows Hong Kong and Singapore as two of the top five countries listed, according to the article. The article states that Hong Kong has a recorded download speed of 71.22 Mbps, but the United States is recorded at 20.74 Mbps. This data is compiled from millions of tests conducted over the world, according to the article.
The article continues to say that the United States has a lower ranking "because of its size and lack of Internet infrastructure_." Unfortunately, as the article outlines, the United States still has "_many areas where the Internet is slow, intermittent or just available via dial-up."