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20 countries with best and worst Internet speed

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A study conducted by Pando Networks reveals the speed and reliability of Internet connections around the world with some surprising findings.

Based on 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries from January through June 2011, the study provides a comprehensive look at worldwide data accessibility, singling out the best and the worst places to link up with the web.

The average worldwide download speed is 580 kbps.

Average download speeds also vary based by ISP, and choosing the correct one could be the difference between speedy downloads and frustrating wait times.

Let us have a look at 10 countries that have the best download speed and 10 that have the worst.

First, let us see where India stands.

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India

Average download speed: 184 (kbps)

World ranking: 108 out of 222 countries

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1. South Korea

Average download speed: 2,202 (kbps)

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2. Romania

Average download speed: 1,909 (kbps)

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3. Bulgaria

Average download speed: 1,611 (kbps)

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4. Lithuania

Average download speed: 1,463 (kbps)

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5. Latvia

Average download speed: 1,377 (kbps)

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6. Japan

Average download speed: 1,364 (kbps)

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7. Sweden

Average download speed: 1,234 (kbps)

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8. Ukraine

Average download speed: 1,190 (kbps)

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9. Denmark

Average download speed: 1,020 (kbps)

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10. Hong Kong

Average download speed: 992 (kbps)

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213. Seychelles

Average download speed: 42 (kbps)

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214. Sao Tome and Principe

Average download speed: 41 (kbps)

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215. Myanmar

Average download speed: 39 (kbps)

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216. Guinea-Bissau

Average download speed: 29 (kbps)

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217. Chad

Average download speed: 25 (kbps)

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218. Lesotho

Average download speed: 25 (kbps)

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219. Cook Islands

Average download speed: 24 (kbps)

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220. Comoros

Average download speed: 23 (kbps)

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221. Central African Republic

Average download speed: 14 (kbps)

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222. Democratic Republic of Congo

Average download speed: 13 (kbps)


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