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posted on 24 August 2017

Buffering: U.S. Still Lags Behind In Download Speed


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According to a new report from, the United States lags behind other developed nations when it comes to broadband download speeds.

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While an internet user in Singapore could download an HD movie in a snappy 18 minutes and 30 seconds, an American user would have to wait an average of 51 minutes for the download to complete.

Singapore topped the broadband speed league with an average speed of 55.13Mbps while Sweden, Taiwan, Denmark, the Netherlands and Latvia all posted speeds in excess of 30Mbps. Americans sit in 21st position with speeds averaging 20Mbps, still slightly faster than neighboring Canada's 18.03Mbps, which places it 26th out of the 159 nations tested.

Infographic: Buffering: U.S. Still Lags Behind In Download Speed | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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