We live in a world where the Internet has more and more power over us. People love shopping online, communicating with people no matter where they are and or watching our favorite movies. Here are some good news for the American people: faster internet speed was reported in the United States.
Ookla’s latest Speedtest.net report is showing us that the internet speed has become faster as, for the first time, the average speed is over 50 mbps. This event may happen as the telecom sector of United States had been consolidated in the past few years. Also a major impact is the merge between Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. That is how Americans can now enjoy a faster Internet speed.
Yes, what happened is a real progress and we are so glad to hear it, but there is still a problem. Regarding this matter, the United States are not doing very well in comparation with other countries. Ont he overall fixed broadband, we rank just the 20th place, while on the mobile network the score is even lower as we are on the 42nd place. Moreover, even though the speed has rised, not everyone in the country can access it. There are places in America where the average speed is less than 50Mbps. Companies should work more to solve this problem, especially in rural areas, where the internet speed is usually lower than in the city.
According to some reports made in 2015, the countries with the fastest internet speed are South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Japan or Romania. The United States is the biggest political and economic power of the world, but there are still some issues regarding the internet speed. However, providers assured us that the fiber optic network has potential and it will be a faster internet speed in the future.
Even the report shows a decent progress, there is still work to do. People are always on the move and want to be connected with the world. For example, children want to play a game while listening to their favorite movie, businessmen need to have a skype meeting while checking their e-mails. We are waiting to see what other improvements our providers will make. Until then, we should enjoy our faster internet speed.
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