South Korea Tops Akamai Broadband Averages With 17Mbps

A South Korean city has been found to have the fastest broadband speeds in the world by the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies.

The coastal city of Masan in South Korea, which has a population of over half a million people, averages a broadband speed of 20 Mbps.

High-speed broadband has become a phenomenon of densely-populated Asian cities, which now account for 74 of the top 100 global cities offering fast connections according to Akamai's latest State of the Internet report.

The South Korean government has invested billions into the development of broadband networks inside the country which would explain why the highest broadband speed top ten cities are from South Korea.

Asian and European cities are demolishing the US when it comes to broadband speeds. The country's communications watchdog, the FCC is on the verge of bringing another broadband revolution in the country.

Akamai Technologies is a global content delivery services company and handles around 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the world's web traffic on any given day. It's latest report found that US and China accounted for the most number of cyber attacks in the second quarter of 2010, followed by Russia, while continent wise, most of the cyber attacks originated from Europe.

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