Worldwide internet speeds got 30 percent faster in 2017

“Internet download speeds grew more than 30 percent this year for both wireline and mobile connections as compared to a year earlier, according to new data from internet speed-test company Ookla,” Rani Molla reports for Recode. “That makes the average download speed 40 Mbps for broadband and 20 Mbps for mobile.”

“Growth was driven by network improvements in many countries, including Norway, Australia and India, which saw its broadband speeds increase 77 percent this year, making it the most improved of the world’s largest countries,” Molla reports. “It still ranks 76th out of all countries, with an average broadband download speed of 18.82 Mpbs.”

Molla reports, “The U.S. ranks 44th in mobile download speeds, at 26.32 Mbps.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Check out your Mac’s connection to the net from your macOS menu bar with the Speedtest by Ookla app (free via Apple’s Mac App Store).


    1. Came here to say thanks for the heads up about the app, I only knew about the website.

      Leaving here suddenly not so excited about my 70mbps Download speed. Thanks thetheloniousmac :-/

  1. Thanks to for bucking the trend and reducing my paltry 8mb to 6mb, you must be so proud of those 5 engineers we’ve had so far. Also thank you to for upgrading the local mast from 3G to 4G a couple of months ago, at last. I can see the top of the mast from here up on the hill, shame I ca’t get a signal, please bring back 3G.

    Can’t believe the rest of you are winging. Still my fault for living in a 3rd world country I suppose.

  2. Mine still sucks with no real hope of improvement. I get 5-7 mbps down and 2-3 mbps up (when it is working well). Hopefully the low altitude satellite service that is coming will offer some competition. Still a ways out I think though…

  3. I have 75MBps download and 7.5MBps upload through AT&T’s U-verse. They have been promising me a 1-Gigabit connection for nearly 2-years. Still, as of this post, nothing has come into my subdivision, even though out on the main road less than 1000-feet to the east, there is already buried a fiber optic line.

    I have a friend on the land called Hawaii that is paying less than I am per month and has 300MBps down, 100MBps up. That’s in Hawaii folks! Where everything is much more expensive.

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