Internet Speeds and Costs Around The World [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

Once again, Japan dominates.
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Male 96
"I guess there`s a first time for everything."

Naw, they have Hockey too...

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Male 38
Take THAT America we beat you!

I guess there`s a first time for everything.

Canada sucks

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Male 38
Take THAT America we beat you!

I guess there`s a first time for everything.

Canada sucks

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Male 168
Take THAT America we beat you!

I guess there`s a first time for everything.

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Male 1,918
Take THAT America we beat you!
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Male 1,108
I get my 50M fibre optic connection in on friday woop! No lag excuse now.
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Male 1,399
Wow look at those numbers we should

SOCIALIZE THE INTERNETS

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Male 59
keatonatron: I wish I had a 1gb/s connection down here in Okinawa. I pay 5000 yen a month and it`s slow as snail crawling through molasses.
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Male 294
@trippyhippy

Yeah, I think those numbers are a little off.

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Female 355
Woots for Japan, gettin` all that interwebz.
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Male 72
japan win
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Male 679
I love my 1gb/s fiber connection here in Tokyo... Only costs about $60 USD/month.
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Female 535
When will Australia friggin` leeaaarrn?!?!!?
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Male 559
"That $3.33 is per mbps *looks at legend* so really, you`re paying about 16 dollars per month for that speed."

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I wanna know where I gan get 4.8 mbps for $15.98 per month.

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Male 315
I pay about 8$ a month for my 100/100 connection, but I think that`s some kind of student offer. It sucks that Finland ranks higher than Sweden, but we`re way ahead of Denmark and Norway at least
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Male 454
Whee, I love living in Japan with my dedicated 100mbit fiber connection into my apt. As for who asked what use is a 61mb connection? Well plenty - when you have a well peered ISP you get very fast transfer rates wherever you want. Oh, we don`t have bandwidth capping either. If I`m downloading popular TV shows via bittorrent for example, I often top 8-9 MB/s - thats megabytes per second, or over 72mbit/s sometimes. If I test within Japan I usually get over 90mbits measured. One reason here is that Internet is being used for both broadcast and on-demand TV service - instead of satellite and/or cable. Infrastructure has to be first rate.
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Male 8,302
> OldOllie
> I can barely even remember the last time I downloaded anything faster than 4mbps

(Pauses background download running at blazing 14k/sec)

Oh you poor, poor, poor poor deprived thing, Ollie.

(Resumes download)

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Male 158
Why? because of your connection? Shallow.
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Male 156
I hate my country >:(
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Male 15,832
What the hell good is a 61mbps connection, anyway? I have an 8mbps connection, and since I`ve had it, I only found one server, Mediafire, that could max it out, and that was over 2 years ago. Lately they`ve been running less that 1/4 that fast.

I can barely even remember the last time I downloaded anything faster than 4mbps. With all the net congestion and slow/overloaded servers out there, I`m lucky to get downloads at 1mbps. If I could save $20/month by dropping my connection speed to 4mbps, I`d do it. >-(

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Male 32
Another reason I`m proud to be Canadian, and yes that was a health care slam. Oh yeah and beer.
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Male 7,378
Why does this make me so angry?
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Male 280
Either the graph is wrong or I cant read it correctly in Mexico price for 2 MBPS is 23 dollars. This would make it pink not red.
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Male 63
I thought Finland had a free 1mbps internet access. they past a law about that at least.
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Female 1,264
I Mexico technology is like that: expensive and crappy.
Hate that D:
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Male 8,302
Ok that is sheer and utter bullpoo, just goes to show you can dress any garbage up in a pretty graphic and pretend its researched.

AUSTRALIA should be bright, bright RED, cost here for a 1 mbps connection is $60-$70 per month, not $1-$5.

As for Australia having 80% broadband penetration, that would be hilarious if it wasn`t so sad. 80% or the thin urban strip along its shores might have broadband access, but drive 10 km inland anywhere in Oz and forget it, without a very expensive mobile broadband satellite link.

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Male 10,440
Wohoo. We`re ahead of the US, but we have to pay more. This sucks balls.

It costs more for us cause` we don`t have optical yet, since we`re so low-density.

In Japan its cheap cause you only need 10 feet of cable to get to the next house.

Also, take a look at Seaker`s map. It doesn`t match this one. I highly doubt the average download speed in Japan is 60mbps...

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Male 50
In japan they are stacked ahole to elbow... They should have faster speeds for cheaper. This is an average. If it were broken down by major metropolitan areas or population density I think US would rank higher.
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Male 50
$100 for 5mbps.. bastards. i have 10mb for 40 :)
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Male 2,796
"We need to fix this."

I called Al Gore and he said he is all over it. He mentioned something about interwebs and fitting tubes together. Whatever though, he`s on it!

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Male 553
I wish internet would be cheaper...I`m paying $25 a month for 1mbps down and .25mbps up! After that i have to pay $5o just to have 6mbps down...freaking expensive as drat. What happened to the good old days when 12kbps was fast and cheap at $9.99 a month???
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Male 113
Main reason US`s looks so slow it the large rural area. I live in a small town(about 30k people) and get about 2.8 mbps. My mother lives outside of town and gets 23kbps. Not because of the sucky dial-up, but because the copper phone lines cannot support anything more than that. Think about the population concentration in the US. The majority of people in the US live on the East and West Coasts, which is very dense.
http://www.speedtest.net/global.php
This map is much more fun!!

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Male 70
I want to know where in the US you can get internet for $3.33/1mbps/month. Mine costs $100/month for 5mbps.
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Female 5,222
well no wonder theyre so advanced, theyre internets effing WORK
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Male 1,220
Eat that Canada.
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Female 1,578
Holy crap, my host family in mexico had internet and Wifi.... That had to cost a lot
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Male 716
We need to fix this.
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Male 3,482
Once again, I love you Japan.

And another reason we pay so much for such bullsh*t speeds is because we Have greedy capitalistic bastards running all the internet lines, who want to make more money for less cost, and don`t care about the people at all.

By comparison, most businesses in many of the higher ranking countries actually give a sh*t about the quality of their services and the people receiving them.

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Male 25,417
THis isnt true at all, australia doesnt have internet at 5 dollars for 1 MB, more like 40 dollars is the cheapest for that speed!
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Male 1,452
fail,the country of Korea doesn`t exist, is it north or South Korea ffs?!
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Male 1,351
*This message never made it through thanks to a pitifully slow connection*
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Male 135
Oh, and 10/10 fiber is included in my rent if i don`t want 100 mbits
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Male 135
I`ve got 100 mbps down and 10 mbps up, for this i pay flat rate about 28 USD per month!
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Female 176
It`s kinda sad we pay so much so such a low speed.
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Male 265
i think there should be a correction. south korea may get 46mbps but i am like 95% sure the north does not considering they barely have lights.

also one reason the US is so low is because of the transmission lines and the old `fiber to the curb` way of doing things. basically (as i remember reading a long time ago) since the US was first in doing things, fiber was still very expensive so instead of running fiber to everyones house directly it was only run to the curb of the house or to a substation in the neighborhood. this reduced cost since that last step from the curb to the house is the most expensive. also after x amount of time of the US doing this (and probably a few other countries) fiber and technology cost dropped allowing other countries to more easily afford running fiber to houses. and hence get better speeds. this may not be the definitive answer(or correct, it was a long time ago) but may be one.

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Female 1,283
Hm, I`ll head off to Finland since they also promote silencers (or was that another country?).
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Male 54
Wow... This thing says it`s really expensive here.. But it also says its really fast so.. yeah .. whatever xD
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Male 7
lol whys america so slow im in minnesota and i have 20mbps
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Male 422
Aw man, I knew us Brits wouldnt even make the top 20 XD
Still, i`m happy with 13 mbps since most servers cap thier uploads to like .4 mb/s anyway
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Male 439
"So why can`t we be just as fast?"

Probably because you lack the infrastructure and "early adopter" mentality over there. But i`m just guessing. Countries in Scandinavia like Sweden and Finland has always been pretty fast to adopt new it things. What surprised me the most is Korea and Japan, who would have thought huh? I mean i have access to 100/100 and that`s not especially uncommon over here, but i guess a lot of people only have access to DLS connections as well limiting them to around 24 mbps in the best case scenario.

Sonikku: I only have 10/10 atm but i can`t imagine doing 100 would be hard if i just downloaded files with a majority of swedish sources.

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Male 4,867
UK is poo lol
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Male 667
No angligon it is right majority of uk gets less than 2mp and Brown said about making it a priority for future homes to better the economy etc. Economist also did a article similar to this although we have a fairly low average speed we have one of the highest pentration rates which also doesent help. But BT and virgin are rolling out 100mb and 60mb packages soon already on trial runs and that will improve our standing.
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Male 2,796
So why can`t we be just as fast? This picture doesn`t really explain to me why a country as technologically advanced as we are has to be ranked 15 in the worlds internet speeds.
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Male 120
i dont pay for internet at all, it`s not fast, but wifi is free
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Male 690
Canada has a lot smaller population to spread their bandwidth across, unlike real countries.
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Male 350
60 mbps? WTF? I have 30 mbps (in Czech republic) and that`s the fastest connection far and near. also, we pay about $45 a month.

I mean, can you even use 60 mbps? no fileshare server has such upload, not to mention torrents.

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Male 3,425
I don`t know Angillon, that probably is right. You have to consider suburban areas which get terrible service in the UK. My mum pays for 10mbps and she only gets about 2mbps where she lives. And lots of places, especially in the North of the country have extremely slow internet speeds.
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Female 3,828
ours is kinda expensive but ive been to the states trust me most canadian internet is better.


lucky japan! maybe they just like live so damn close together, one wireless router works for a whole building?lolz

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Male 1,093
I wish everything could be like Japan.
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Male 12,365
[quote]So UK is down right low AND very pricy to boot... pritty much sums our contry up well.[/quote]

It doesn`t, but I think a decreasing level of literacy does.

The figures for the UK given in that picture are obviously wrong.

Average speed is not the ~4mbps shown - 8mbps is bottom end here, which is generally around 6mbps in real use.

Cost is not $10-$20 per mbps. If you buy it seperately, you`ll pay about £10 for 8mbps. That`s under $2 per mbps, about $2.50 if you count actual speed. For £18 ($27) you can get 24mbps with a top quality ISP (and get about 20mbps in real use).

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Male 483
Oh who gives a turkey. The US is NOT behind in technology. They give the American people a taste of something and charge them up the bung for it. Thats why i`ve been downloading L4D2 for the last... 3 hours.
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Male 100
lol i bet some countries are still on 56k
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Male 541
"I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month."

That $3.33 is per mbps *looks at legend* so really, you`re paying about 16 dollars per month for that speed.

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Male 3,425
I assume these are average speeds, because I know for a fact that there are some cities in South Korea which offer over 1000mbps speeds at an affordable price, the government paid out huge amounts for it.
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Male 1,442
So UK is down right low AND very pricy to boot... pritty much sums our contry up well.
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Female 9,561
"I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month."

I know right, lmao.

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Male 376
Oh wow. Wtf is holding us back?
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Male 559
I wanna know where I can get 4.8 mbps for $3.33 per month.
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Male 7,817
why are we so behind?
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Male 1,647

That`s it. Moving to Japan.

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Male 20,830
Link: Internet Speeds and Costs Around The World [Pic] [Rate Link] - Once again, Japan dominates.
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