US Ranks #5 in Global Connection Speed, #41 in Cost

  • comparethemarket.com
LONDON — While the US ranks five among 54 countries studied for internet connection speed (107.28 Mbps), it ranks only 41 for average monthly cost ($69.04), according to the Global Broadband Index, an annual report prepared by comparethemarket.com that reveals the average monthly cost, average download and upload speed, and the time it takes to download one hour of Netflix in 54 countries around the globe.

https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/global-broadband-index/

The full research can be seen here.

Average Download Speeds
Countries with the Fastest Average Download Speeds

  • Singapore (185.25 Mbps)

  • Iceland (153.3 Mbps)

  • South Korea (114.31 Mbps)

  • Hungary (108.78 Mbps)

  • USA (107.28 Mbps)

  • Sweden (106.76 Mbps)

  • Spain (105.03 Mbps)

  • Switzerland (104.20 Mbps)

  • Luxembourg (101.48 Mbps)

  • Norway (98.72 Mbps)


Average Cost
The average cost of a broadband package varies a lot around the world, from just $13.28 a month in Israel to $160.23 in the UAE ($91.19 more than we pay in the USA).

And those countries with the cheapest monthly connection charges are:

  • Israel ($13.28)

  • Argentina ($15.81)

  • Turkey ($16.28)

  • Lithuania ($17.17)

  • Poland ($18.63)

  • Hungary ($18.73)

  • Latvia ($19.05)

  • Slovakia ($22.05)

  • Czech Republic ($26.45)

  • Taiwan ($26.92)


To put connection speeds into context, to download an hour-long TV show from Netflix in Singapore would take just 16 seconds, and in the USA it would take 28 seconds, while in Kuwait it could take as long as 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

Here's how long it would take to download an hour-long TV show from Netflix:

Five Fastest Countries To Download A 1 Hour Netflix Episode:

  • Singapore - 16 seconds

  • Iceland - 20 seconds

  • South Korea - 26 seconds

  • Hungary - 28 seconds

  • USA - 28 seconds


Five Slowest Countries To Download A 1 Hour Netflix Episode:

  • Brunei - 3 minutes, 18 seconds

  • Bahrain - 2 minutes, 44 seconds

  • Turkey - 2 minutes, 40 seconds

  • Greece - 2 minutes, 31 seconds

  • Kuwait - 2 minutes, 18 seconds

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