This list of countries by Internet connection speed lists the average connection speed of Internet access by end-users as published in the report State of the Internet by Akamai Technologies.
As of 2013, Akamai measured the fastest average download data rate of 21.9 Mbit/s in South Korea, which is over 40% faster than the next ranked country, Japan, with 12.9 Mbit/s. South Korea's speed is almost six times faster than the world average of 3.8 Mbit/s, and more than twice as fast as the United States at 10 Mbit/s. 100 Mbit/s service is the average standard in urban South Korean homes and the country has rolled out 1 Gbit/s (1,000 Mbit/s) connections nationwide, which cost $20 per month, approximately 263 times faster than the world average and 100 times faster than the average speed in the United States.
Akamai does not publish results for all countries in the report and the rank number in this table are only valid for the top 21 countries. The rest have been ranked in the order of their connection speeds as published in the report, with ties sorted alphabetically. The data represent average download data rates for requests addressed to Akamai HTTP/HTTPS content delivery platforms from business and residential users in over 200 countries, and excludes natively streamed media content. It excludes known mobile networks. As typical HTTP web page requests require a large number of individual components downloaded simultaneously, which limits the data rate for each component, the data is skewed toward lower individual data rates.