U.S. lags other nations in Internet speed

The average Internet download speed in the U.S. is slower than that in 27 other countries, according to a new report by the Communications Workers of America.Web surfing in the U.S. averages around 5.1 megabits per second (mbps), lagging far behind top-ranked South Korea, where speeds average more than 20 mbps. In 2007, the U.S. download speed was 3.5 mbps, inching up only 1.6 mbps since then. At that rate, notes the report, it will take the U.S. 15 years to catch up with South Korea.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10317118-38.htmlAlso see:US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed: report
The United States ranks 28th in the world in average Internet connection speed and is not making significant progress in building a faster network, according to a report released on Tuesday.The report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said the average download speed in South Korea is 20.4 megabits per second (mbps) — four times faster than the US average of 5.1 mbps.

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