Global Average Connection Speed on the Internet up by 25 Percent

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.