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    Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    According to the latest figures from Akamai the global average internet speed is 6.3Mbps.
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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    *runs a speed test on his gigabit connection and cackles* UK based, Hyperoptic are my provider but they're getting Openreach dedicated lines installed to blocks of flats then reselling those, so coverage is low.

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Not where I live!

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Try living on the Isle of Man - we barely have left Dial-Up behind it seems at times....

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    If everyone had faster internet we'd have one less thing to moan about... But I always find the faster you have something, someone else always has faster, so I don't suppose we will ever be really happy lol
    That said, I still wish for faster internet.. The further you seem to go down the southwest of England, the more and more people seem to be forgotten about!!

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Would like to see statistics for worldwide coverage year on year.

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Once you get in the 10's of mbps the problem is latency and server speed anyway. For home use even 100mbps is more than enough and anything more just means you will download large block faster, not really that you will browse faster. Browsing consists of getting hundreds or thousands of web pieces at the same time, and it can feel a bit like booting windows on ssd vs hdd. We are stuck with the hard drive equivalent system. Which is shame because fiber expansion does nothing in relation to improving latency, you still get ~100 ms to other side of ocean. So browsing anything in USA feels SLOW even if you can download a single file at 100mbps from their server.
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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Are connection speed largely symmetrical nowadays? Last time I was in the UK, I was still on ADSL still the most common reasonably affordable connection in central London (though BT/Virgin had started rolling out service). The 20-ish Mbit download speed was plenty for my use, but the upload speed not very practical for cloud backup. Whereas my freebie internet connection in Japan is pretty much 100Mbit/100Mbit, and I am held back more by server speed (or distance to server) than the connection itself.

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    Re: Global average internet speeds have risen 23pc year on year

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Are connection speed largely symmetrical nowadays? Last time I was in the UK, I was still on ADSL still the most common reasonably affordable connection in central London (though BT/Virgin had started rolling out service). The 20-ish Mbit download speed was plenty for my use, but the upload speed not very practical for cloud backup. Whereas my freebie internet connection in Japan is pretty much 100Mbit/100Mbit, and I am held back more by server speed (or distance to server) than the connection itself.
    no, most are still crap like 200mbps down and 10 mbps up

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