Internet Speeds around the world

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Internet speed..
    You may or may not be surprised to learn that the UK ranks 32nd in the world .. a sad state of affairs ..

    On a good night I get about 2.5mb download speed :RollEyes:

    Data courtesy http://www.speedtest.net/index.php

    Top Countries Ranked by Speed
    Including All Tests
    Ignore Schools and Corporations
    Download Speed

    1 South Korea 36.04 Mb/s
    2 Latvia 25.30 Mb/s
    3 Republic of Moldova 24.53 Mb/s
    4 Lithuania 23.76 Mb/s
    5 Romania 22.54 Mb/s
    6 Aland Islands 22.46 Mb/s
    7 Netherlands 21.18 Mb/s
    8 Japan 21.17 Mb/s
    9 Sweden 19.20 Mb/s
    10 Andorra 18.48 Mb/s
    11 Portugal 17.84 Mb/s
    12 Bulgaria 17.36 Mb/s
    13 Switzerland 17.08 Mb/s
    14 Germany 16.01 Mb/s
    15 Iceland 15.68 Mb/s
    16 Denmark 15.41 Mb/s
    17 Singapore 13.88 Mb/s
    18 Hungary 13.56 Mb/s
    19 Estonia 13.39 Mb/s
    20 Ukraine 13.09 Mb/s
    21 Finland 12.95 Mb/s
    22 Norway 12.53 Mb/s
    23 France 12.50 Mb/s
    24 Belgium 12.38 Mb/s
    25 Czech Republic 12.07 Mb/s
    26 Slovakia 11.35 Mb/s
    27 Russia 11.33 Mb/s
    28 United States 10.17 Mb/s
    29 Spain 9.93 Mb/s
    30 Liechtenstein 9.71 Mb/s
    31 Slovenia 9.56 Mb/s
    32 United Kingdom 9.26 Mb/s
     
  2. jhorsf

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    I would love 9megs:BigGrin:
     
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    1 would do me fine right on the edge of broadband ocasionally lose it on sundays

    unless the scrap dealers nick the phone line thats usually sunday about 10;30 pm :cry:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: I would love anything above 1/2 meg
     
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    I've got 3.3Mb tonight. I watched MotoGP at decent resolution on Eurosport. Why would I want more ?

    The answer is I don't but THEY want me to have more then they can sell me more :Angry:
     
  6. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    I had an email from PlusNet recently letting me know that I was getting switched over to the BT 21CN infrastructure and it was possible that, without doing anything, I could see a speed-up.

    Before: 2.7Mb/s
    After: 2.7Mb/s

    Whoop!

    All these announcements about upgrades, all these BBC articles with Rory Cellan-Jones about 100Mb/s networks, it makes no jot of difference until they replace the wet string between the exchange and here...including the ancient stuff that's hanging from the poles outside. And since I don't live in London or Cardiff, there's more chance of me getting a mobile "3" connection on 3 different campsites in a row, or Jensen Button winning the F1 this year, than there is of that happening any time soon.
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Motor bikes you understand .. yes ?

    So, I guess it's a bit like having only ridden a Honda 50cc .. why would you want a 500cc... they both get you from A to B ... don't they ?

    Having enjoyed 10mb for six months, going back to 2.5mb feels like dial up..
    Browsing is lightening fast, you don't watch pages load, the whole experience is just so much more enjoyable, much as riding a big bike must be..
     
  8. hailman

    hailman Read Only Funster

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    Well, I feel sorry for you chaps. :cry:

    I just did a speed test on both the above link and my own server, and both tests came up with over 19mb/s. :thumb:

    Cable see! :BigGrin:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    cables great if you got it.....

    they came through scarborough a few years back, caused mayhem....dug up the footpaths, dug up the road, then left us high and dry.
    not enough interest in the town they said......
     
  10. hailman

    hailman Read Only Funster

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    One thing they did get right on the IOW . :BigGrin:

    Can`t boast that speed at all times mind, but usuallly still good at peak times.
     
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