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Places With the Fastest Internet

Worldwide WebIf you go to college online, the quality of your experience will have a lot to do with the speed of your Internet connection. After all, “real-time” audio and video depends on getting data to and from your computer quickly and without the skips, freezes, lock-ups and, yes, occasional disconnects that can sometimes plague even the best broadband connection.

Akamai, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that collects data on Internet use, recently released a new report about Internet speeds in the U.S. and throughout the world. According to its study, the U.S. currently ranks 12th in Internet speed. The fastest? Here’s Akamai’s list of the top nine, including each country’s average connection speed in megabits per second (Mbps).

1. South Korea – 12.8 Mbps
2. Hong Kong – 10.3 Mbps
3. Japan – 8.9 Mbps
4. Netherlands – 8.5 Mbps
5. Latvia – 8.2 Mbps
6. Czech Republic – 7.4 Mbps
7. Switzerland – 7.3 Mbps
8. Romania – 6.8 Mbps
9. Belgium – 6.4 Mbps

Here’s how America’s best states rank individually:

1. Rhode Island – 8.2 Mbps
2. Delaware – 8.1 Mbps
3. District of Columbia – 7.5 Mbps
4. Utah – 7.0 Mbps
5. Vermont – 6.7 Mbps
6. California – 6.7 Mbps
7. New Hampshire – 6.6 Mbps
8. Virginia – 6.6 Mbps
9. Washington – 6.5 Mbps

So if you can’t afford to move to South Korea to get the best Internet service, the mid-Atlantic states of Rhode Island and Delaware (plus Washington D.C.) look like your best bets. They’re at least as good as Latvia!

Earn Your Degree from Everest University Online

Even if your state doesn’t rank among Akamai’s top nine, you can still earn your college degree through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University. Working from home on your own schedule, you can earn an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or even a master’s degree in such fields as:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computer Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Homeland Security
  • Paralegal

For more information on programs, schedules, accreditation and costs, contact Everest University Online today! Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

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