The United States ranked number 21 in a worldwide broadband speed test, behind nations such as Estonia, Romania and Macau.
In the test, conducted by Cable.co.uk, Singapore, Sweden and Taiwan took the top three spots. The ranking of 189 countries found Burkina Faso, Gabon and Yemen at the lowest end of the speed spectrum.
The US had an average speed of 20 Mbit/s, according to the report, which analyzed data collected by M-Lab, a partnership between New America's Open Technology Institute, Princeton University's PlanetLab and Google Open Source Research. It takes an average of more than 51 minutes to download a 7.5GB movie, the report determined.
For the US, M-Lab used more than 9 million distinct IP addresses and more than 45 million tests. By the end of the first quarter of 2017, there were 93.9 million fixed broadband subscribers in the US, according to Statista.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. London
Mastering the Gigabit Challenge with Gfast (archive available soon)
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