If you live in Australia, and are an avid internet user, then we have some bad news for you. According to a recent report from the National Broadband Network (NBN), Australia has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. This might not come as a surprise to those who live and work online, but for the rest of us this puts our problems in perspective.
Fast Internet = Happier Web Surfers
The report from NBN goes on to show that South Korea has an internet speed of 25.3Mbps, compare that with Australia’s rate of 6.9Mbps and you can easily see where the differences lie. For web owners hoping to reach out to their client base, these numbers are critical. After all, the rate their website downloads and is accessed by customers makes a huge difference in their sales. Of course, there is little one can do to adjust this rate, short of moving to South Korea.
The Top 10 List
The rest of NBN’s report states that second to South Korea, Hong Kong holds the fastest internet speed. Up next is Japan, Switzerland and Sweden. These rates really aren’t surprising considering how much their citizens use the internet to create websites or to access varying depths of the interwebs.
Regardless, these are interesting facts that none of us should overlook if we would like to maximize the tools at our disposal.