Akamai Technology’s quarterly State of the Internet report has shown that global internet connections have seen an average increase of 4%, clocking a worldwide average of 3.1Mbps in Q1 of 2013. The report also highlights the global average peak speed at 18.4Mbps, thereby showing a positive increase all around over previous quarters. The highest speeds registered in South Korea at an average of 14.2Mbps, which is hardly surprising considering the country’s pole position in the broadband world. On the other hand, Venezuela was shown to have the lowest internet speeds at an average of 1.1Mbps.
With all of this in mind, it is really hard to understand why our internet connections can be so slow – and why nothing we try to do seems to fix them. When it comes to slow internet speed, it is important to confirm where exactly the problem is originating from. Downloading several things at once is never a good idea. However, if you have paid a certain amount for a high-speed connection and are still facing problems, no matter how many precautions you take, it might be time to speak to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Using an online speed test like TestInternetSpeed.org can help you keep an eye on your connection speed – check it frequently to always have a good idea of where you stand as far as using your internet connection goes.