Wednesday February 01, 2012
Akamai has released its latest State
of the Internet Report
and it finds that Canada continues to slide in global broadband
rankings. Last year, the Akamai report was often favoured by those who
took issue with criticisms of Canadian broadband, claiming
it offered "an objective sanity check" on comparative broadband speeds.
If so, even Akamai now finds Canadian broadband declining when compared
to other countries.
Just six months ago, Canada was tied for
9th in average broadband speed. According to the latest
Canada now sits tied with Hungary for 14th behind countries that
include the United Arab Emirates, Romania, the Czech Republic, and
Ireland. On the peak connection speed, Canada ranks 19th in the world.
The data isn't very impressive on the mobile broadband metrics either.
The mobile broadband speed measured carriers around the world including
one Canadian carrier. The Canadian carrier ranked 68th worldwide for
average broadband speed, below carriers in every region of the world.
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