• Countries do not run the internet. Phonelines and wireless pcs and cable lines do not care if you are American or Russian or whatever nationality you are. Bring $$$$
  • The pipeline (telephone line line bandwidth allocated to broadband use) in Tokyo, Japan tops 80Mbs and is not too expensive. In the UK the maximum bandwidth is 8Mbs and I can get around 5.3Mbs. Mbs, btw, stands for Megabits per second.
  • 1. Sweden 2. South Korea 3. Switzerland 4. Netherlands 5. USA
  • Fastest 10 countries are: 1) Japan. average speed in all country 13.92 MB/S 2) Sweden. 8.62 MB/S 3) Romania. 7.61 MB/S 4) Latvia 7.45 MB/S 5) Lithuania 6.60 MB/S 6) Bulgaria 6.26 MB/S 7) Rep of Korea 6.13 MB/s 8) Netherlands 5.98 MB/S 9) Germany 5.95 MB/S 10) Russia 5.65 MB/s Then goes Singapore,France,Norway and only then USA with 5.29 MB/S average speed. And that was only download. Now some upload speed countries. 1) Japan 6.53 MB/S 2) Lithuania 4.34 MB/S 3) Greece 3.92 MB/S 4) Hong Kong 3.91 MB/S 5) Russia 3.56 MB/S 6) Bulgaria 3.17 MB/S 7) Romania 3.45 MB/S 8) Korea 3.06 MB/S ... USA has only 964 kb/s average upload speed... Slowest internet is in Africa, Morocco leads with 1.34 mb/s download speed, in south America Chille has 1.48 mb/s. So as u can see best country is Japan. And all the other countries that leads in internet speed are from Europe. So Europe is the capital of fast internet.
  • Sweden has the fastest internet connections in Europe, but South Korea and Japan has the fastest connections in the world in overall counted per citizen. (Sidenot, a 75 year old Lady in Sweden has got 40 Gbit/s PRIVATE CONNECTION! YES, GIGABITS!)
  • South Korea has download speed of 100mbs in most homes nowadayws. Coz they all have FTTH connection meaning internet via fibre-optics. Unless you have been to all of those countries like me, don't talk shit and don't even believe what AC Nielson is saying coz it is just bulls (if you have chance, please do read on how they conducted their research. Just not credible enough...) I gotta say, Sweden was probably the fastest in Europe from my experience. But doesn't even come close to Korea. It took me less than 5 minutes to download one gigabyte. Believe it or not, telecom companies in the rest of the world are just reaping the benefits of slow internet. I protest!!
  • I hear it is Japan, but the cost is beyond me.
  • Korea has the fastest internet...fact...end of discussion! everyone thinks Japan because they are known for being further ahead of everyone in technology, but the prize for fastest internet goes to korea!
  • 1) "Pretty much the fastest consumer broadband in the world is the 160-megabit-per-second service offered by J:Com, the largest cable company in Japan. Here’s how much the company had to invest to upgrade its network to provide that speed: $20 per home passed. The cable modem needed for that speed costs about $60, compared with about $30 for the current generation." "Pricing at Liberty varies widely by market. In Japan, its 160 Mbps service costs 6,000 yen ($60) per month. That’s only $5 a month more than the price of its basic 30 Mbps service." Source and further information: "April 3, 2009, 5:01 PM World’s Fastest Broadband at $20 Per Home": "TOKYO -- Americans invented the Internet, but the Japanese are running away with it. Broadband service here is eight to 30 times as fast as in the United States -- and considerably cheaper. Japan has the world's fastest Internet connections, delivering more data at a lower cost than anywhere else, recent studies show. Accelerating broadband speed in this country -- as well as in South Korea and much of Europe -- is pushing open doors to Internet innovation that are likely to remain closed for years to come in much of the United States." Source and further information: "Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future - August 29, 2007": 2) "In Japan, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) planned a step-up process from dialup (56 kbit/s), ISDN(64 kbit/s), to fiber to the home (FTTH). Under this plan, NTT had been selling ISDN lines primarily toward private users while corporate users sometimes skipped ISDN entirely and immediately upgraded to the still-expensive FTTH service. In the late 1990s, Cable TV operators began offering their own broadband services, but relatively high initial installation costs and cheaper alternatives limited its spread. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line services were started by a venture company, Tokyo Metallic in 1999. After this NTT started and some other companies followed. In 2001, SoftBank started a (12 Mbit/s) ADSL service. It was a shocking event, because the price was around only 3000 yen (30US$), which was half the cost of other companies. This, coupled with aggressive marketing campaigns led to their capturing of large shares of the market. Competitors and Softbank each dropped prices in a price war and repeatedly readied higher speed services to entice customers (12 Mbit/s 24 Mbit/s, 50 Mbit/s). In 2004, Japan had the best cost to performance ADSL service in the world (50 Mbit/s, 35US$) which it held on to in the successive years. At the same time, NTT and electric power companies expanded FTTH areas. In most urban areas, people can use FTTH (100 Mbit/s, 50US$), but ADSL is still mainstream. However, large discounts and free installation have boosted FTTH adoption. Many new apartments are built to accommodate this service with little or no wiring. In 2005, Kansai Electric Power launched a 1 Gbit/s FTTH service at 8700yen (90US$)." "In March 2005, DSL had more than 13.6 million customers. The concurrence of FTTH was stronger and stronger, with the arrival of operators like TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), allied to KDDI and NTT. Three million customers were wired with FTTH in March 2005 and it could supplant DSL in 2007 according to Yano Research (FTTH Market in Japan and its future prospects, 1 September 2005). The Japanese model of optic fiber deployment is difficult to compare to other markets. The last kilometre is often done on pylons, shared between operators, even non-telco. This distribution technique reduces the vulnerability to earthquakes and lowers costs dramatically. The unique problem facing Japan's broadband situation is due to the popularity of high-speed FTTH. Operators struggle to maintain enough bandwidth to allow maximum usage of the service by customers. Even the largest operators have capacities in the region of tens of gigabits while customers with gigabit FTTH services (or higher) may number in the thousands. This problem is further compounded by limits caused by internal router bandwidth. Estimates of traffic based on data collected in May 2007 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications set total network usage at approximately 720 Gbit/s combined. The report further states that by May 2008, total traffic will exceed 1 Tbit/s." Source and further information: 3) "South Korea leads in the number of DSL connections per head world-wide. ADSL is standard, but VDSL has started growing quickly. ADSL commonly offers speeds of 2 Mbit/s to 8 Mbit/s, with VDSL accordingly faster. The large proportion of South Korea's population living in apartment blocks helps the spread of DSL, as does a high penetration of consumer electronics in general. Special "Cyber" Apartment buildings have speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s. VDSL is commonly found in newer apartments while ADSL is normally found in landed properties where the telephone exchange is far away. The Internet has a higher status for many Koreans than it does in the West, and the government actively supports this. South Korean broadband is the most advanced in the world. In January 2006, it became the first country to achieve over 50% broadband penetration per capita. By 2005, it was the first country to complete the conversion from dial-up to broadband.It also has the cheapest, fastest broadband on the planet. Now there are experiments with speeds of 1 Gigabit per second. Additionally, in 2005 96.8% of South Korean mobiles had internet access." "High-speed internet: As of 2009, most apartments and houses are able to subscribe 100 mbps internet connection for less than $50. So far, there are no limit in this services. LG, KT and SK are the three major company offers the High speed internet. Wireless Broadband: South Korea offers wireless broadband in major cities. Wibro and HSDPA is the most common technology used in South Korea's wireless broadband. However, many public restaurants offer free Wi-Fi internet during the business hours." Source and further information:
  • Lol, you all must be sh***ing me.. We in Estonia can have up to 1Gb internet speed for only 80$/month. But to keep that price as low as that, you must buy all the devices, not rent, and all those (digital tuner, router and WiFi router) together will cost somewhere 300-400$, but most can afford that.

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