Britain 26th in global broadband race

Britain has been ranked 26th in the world by Akamai's 'The State of the Internet' report, with an average download speed of just 3.5 Mbps

South Korea has the fastest broadband by a large margin, recording a 14.6 Mbps average speed, while Japan occupies the second spot with an average speed of 7.9 Mbps. Sweden took the top position in Europe with an average speed of 5.7 Mbps, with Ireland closely following on 5.3 Mbps.

Despite other reports recently stating Britain's average broadband speed to be slightly higher than 3.5 Mbps, such as broadband.co.uk which calculated it to be closer to 4.478 Mbps, this still would not have qualified the UK to make it into the top 10 fastest countries.

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