State of the Internet 2012 [Infographic]

We use the Web for just about anything these days. At the minimum, we do stuff like reading the news headlines, catching up with friends, and checking our emails. But as technology advances, more and more bandwidth-hungry apps and services start to crop up. You can now do weekly skype sessions with your family when you are away in campus, or even complete an online degree with a university halfway across the world. Gaming or collaborations need no longer be limited to people of the same nationality or even the same timezone. All of this and a whole lot more is made possible because of the Internet – and a stable Internet connection, of course.

Derived with stats by Akamai, here’s an infographic from on the State of the Internet in 2012. So far South Korea is (still) topping the list of Internet speeds, boasting a whooping 17.5 Mbps connection speed – and that’s the average speed for the nation. By comparison, the U.S. averages out at about 5.8 Mbps while the global average connection speed crawls by at a measly 2.3 Mbps.

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