WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE FASTEST INTERNET IN THE WORLD?

COUNTRIES WITH THE FASTEST INTERNET IN THE WORLD

when it comes to the fastest Internet speeds worldwide, Scandinavian countries are world leading. Fast download AND upload speeds are available in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Norway. This region ranks highly for fast Internet speeds on a consistent basis, which is not just a nice have for citizens, but also a contributing factor as to why countries like Sweden produce so many start-ups.

The USA ranks 13th for median download speeds. It is also the largest country by both population and size to perform well for download speed, over the largest testing samples. Upload speeds only measure 10.45 Mbps though.

Rank Country Download Speed (Mbps) Upload Speed (Mbps) # Download Tests # Upload Tests No. IPs
1 Liechtenstein 199.28 39.78 96 98 10
2 Hong Kong 112.32 91.40 4782 5589 933
3 Denmark 107.78 66.02 21495 22217 912
4 Switzerland 93.60 41.44 65614 74350 1907
5 Netherlands 93.48 27.58 89478 93970 9044
6 Sweden 91.36 86.04 20812 23875 2071
7 Iceland 80.19 24.30 314 435 55
8 Finland 79.40 18.39 9487 10395 526
9 Andorra 76.67 56.20 159 176 33
10 Bermuda 74.21 19.27 589 631 46
11 San Marino 61.89 9.76 4 3 3
12 Norway 58.95 49.73 13841 14298 2083
13 United States 54.99 10.45 1972335 2126398 364898
14 New Zealand 52.86 19.85 21053 21533 3518
15 South Korea 44.42 41.96 5215 5393 413
16 Belgium 41.68 12.47 42931 43810 6537
17 Hungary 39.85 15.35 3512 3439 903
18 Germany 37.50 9.78 144229 142519 56429
19 Barbados 34.98 17.07 352 420 110
20 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 34.40 4.48 13 10 1
21 Luxembourg 34.12 10.45 298 305 72
22 Australia 32.26 10.69 95073 99997 30367
23 Bahrain 32.05 17.64 533 463 273
24 Austria 31.70 9.43 19126 18000 5139
25 Japan 31.23 44.60 83445 82208 38954
26 Taiwan 30.58 18.14 9999 19865 753
27 Romania 28.55 25.62 2418 2682 989
28 United Kingdom 28.51 8.87 296494 316680 65332
29 Spain 28.50 25.92 76757 82229 29253
30 Republic of Lithuania 27.47 16.99 782 721 232
31 Poland 25.77 10.06 6022 6468 1608
32 Bahamas 25.07 6.86 372 363 111
33 Canada 23.66 8.82 142597 144837 30905
34 Latvia 23.28 18.39 519 1098 185
35 Saint Lucia 21.44 5.55 44 46 37
36 Greenland 21.43 85.61 59 62 10
37 Ireland 21.27 10.47 21742 20990 7491
38 Israel 20.19 3.13 4257 4636 833
39 Slovakia 19.95 9.55 2443 2574 493
40 Czechia 19.04 6.63 20694 29905 2635
41 Bulgaria 18.86 12.39 1534 1479 478
42 Belize 18.08 12.95 227 248 112
43 Papua New Guinea 17.61 1.57 11 11 11
44 Portugal 17.27 10.46 13317 14626 6238
45 New Caledonia 17.07 10.60 111 146 39
46 Estonia 16.83 22.75 694 754 145
47 Vietnam 16.39 19.21 8144 8716 6118
48 Serbia 15.21 4.42 6155 6230 3940
49 Thailand 14.90 15.01 14186 16359 10329
50 Qatar 14.27 8.83 848 1639 759
51 Italy 14.17 6.26 95366 93685 34834
52 Lesotho 14.09 4.62 14 13 7
53 U.S. Virgin Islands 13.86 4.90 152 142 43
54 Cyprus 12.92 4.97 1779 1856 541
55 Antigua and Barbuda 12.70 22.13 30 33 15
56 Trinidad and Tobago 12.28 7.02 500 600 267
57 Slovenia 12.21 8.98 971 977 258
58 France 12.10 2.89 46524 52697 18786
59 Ukraine 11.21 11.59 5070 5783 3026
60 Greece 10.88 1.50 7335 7652 2881
61 Malaysia 10.82 10.96 4279 4994 2617
62 Brunei 10.69 3.04 216 259 178
63 Croatia 10.34 3.06 1703 2015 944
64 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.35 4.35 42 49 24
65 Cabo Verde 9.03 1.36 17 19 16
66 Republic of Moldova 8.90 7.14 508 609 338
67 Malta 8.54 9.58 480 485 119
68 Georgia 8.10 7.16 193 230 169
69 Russia 8.06 8.83 18427 22181 9176
70 Uruguay 8.05 6.91 1002 1114 852
71 Costa Rica 8.04 2.30 3819 3991 1967
72 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.03 1.50 937 1219 840
73 Panama 7.69 5.07 2232 2706 904
74 Mexico 7.55 1.90 102970 104889 47864
75 Grenada 7.47 2.11 82 87 20
76 Montenegro 7.22 2.93 309 426 278
77 North Macedonia 7.17 0.88 235 318 242
78 Solomon Islands 7.09 3.61 7 7 6
79 United Arab Emirates 6.76 6.01 3808 6077 2716
80 Albania 6.27 2.22 528 856 582
81 Chile 6.24 4.21 3536 5075 2419
82 Jamaica 5.94 1.88 733 808 450
83 Dominica 5.68 8.00 9 12 9
84 Turkey 5.22 0.66 9915 11150 7272
85 Saudi Arabia 5.13 2.95 8083 10995 6021
86 El Salvador 4.93 1.27 4585 4455 1970
87 Sri Lanka 4.91 2.13 304 465 329
88 Egypt 4.89 0.73 21838 23380 18998
89 Northern Mariana Islands 4.88 2.53 37 33 18
90 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 4.86 1.25 1291 1407 997
91 American Samoa 4.85 2.00 12 16 11
92 Brazil 4.80 3.92 265193 282153 159684
93 Cameroon 4.67 2.84 128 189 104
94 Bolivia 4.60 3.71 7754 8269 4084
95 Myanmar 4.40 5.22 1196 1537 987
96 Belarus 4.37 2.70 1340 1628 827
97 St Kitts and Nevis 4.36 1.21 95 73 22
98 Liberia 4.23 2.70 18 30 10
99 India 4.09 2.69 414725 399945 227100
100 Guatemala 3.78 1.76 8885 8766 2799
101 South Africa 3.70 2.27 40879 39240 16373
102 Morocco 3.64 0.52 23932 22783 16169
103 Nicaragua 3.64 0.93 2431 2415 1101
104 Tunisia 3.58 0.71 2988 2937 2076
105 Ecuador 3.57 3.98 22487 22953 11416
106 Kuwait 3.48 1.26 868 1574 526
107 Colombia 3.38 1.78 38424 40391 19828
108 Iraq 3.19 2.63 7801 8160 5384
109 Eswatini 2.93 0.97 83 93 57
110 Dominican Republic 2.92 0.88 5106 5318 3526
111 Oman 2.85 0.67 1870 2173 1161
112 Burkina Faso 2.80 1.02 95 116 69
113 Iran 2.74 0.60 6 7 7
114 Peru 2.68 1.99 15016 16829 8461
115 Honduras 2.64 2.17 3510 3661 1789
116 Palestine 2.32 0.55 881 849 635
117 Palau 2.28 0.50 4 5 4
118 Kyrgyzstan 2.24 1.04 138 184 139
119 Uganda 2.14 2.04 572 587 311
120 Kenya 2.10 1.97 9199 9110 3243
121 Philippines 2.05 2.31 166009 158522 59370
122 Cuba 2.01 0.20 2 2 2
123 Laos 1.99 1.93 47 57 43
124 Mongolia 1.98 1.82 71 76 42
125 Vanuatu 1.94 2.05 41 41 4
126 French Polynesia 1.92 0.48 163 168 105
127 Indonesia 1.88 1.82 91028 93531 54667
128 Zimbabwe 1.85 0.61 311 372 229
129 Mozambique 1.85 1.51 270 277 171
130 Tanzania 1.75 1.74 362 383 224
131 Nepal 1.73 3.38 10160 11797 5474
132 Niger 1.71 1.39 42 47 23
133 Guyana 1.71 0.81 563 632 347
134 Argentina 1.70 0.78 23690 26451 10732
135 Mauritius 1.62 1.91 127 171 122
136 Haiti 1.62 1.86 113 138 81
137 Paraguay 1.56 1.91 1370 1526 772
138 Seychelles 1.52 0.77 40 41 14
139 Kazakhstan 1.52 1.37 632 945 725
140 Fiji 1.50 0.67 69 69 25
141 Uzbekistan 1.49 0.62 1158 1660 1172
142 Armenia 1.46 0.88 111 168 122
143 Algeria 1.42 0.56 5007 5322 3824
144 Azerbaijan 1.37 0.60 1355 1599 1097
154 Mali 1.34 1.25 93 124 97
146 Cambodia 1.29 7.30 473 549 384
147 Angola 1.27 1.16 241 279 144
148 Gabon 1.23 0.98 136 173 117
149 Bhutan 1.22 2.47 10 9 5
150 Marshall Islands 1.19 6.22 30 33 8
151 Senegal 1.18 0.44 397 498 360
152 Nigeria 1.16 1.56 2693 2967 1409
153 Ghana 1.14 1.10 638 732 447
154 Togo 1.09 0.82 158 194 140
155 Chad 1.09 0.97 22 26 21
156 Sierra Leone 1.07 1.40 6 7 5
157 Suriname 1.05 0.69 220 240 130
158 Mauritania 1.02 0.30 85 90 64
159 Equatorial Guinea 1.01 1.13 10 11 9
160 São Tomé and Príncipe 0.98 1.27 24 25 18
161 Zambia 0.91 1.28 86 97 62
162 Pakistan 0.86 0.57 9795 13195 9141
163 Bangladesh 0.86 2.65 23702 27739 8293
164 Rwanda 0.81 1.03 78 41 26
165 Libya 0.75 0.63 592 691 452
166 Djibouti 0.75 0.26 19 30 21
167 Lebanon 0.74 0.92 1778 2556 1305
168 DR Congo 0.73 0.51 47 58 55
169 Venezuela 0.71 0.41 10773 11255 5937
170 Botswana 0.66 0.96 189 219 138
171 Comoros 0.65 0.26 5 5 4
172 Benin 0.65 0.86 84 104 77
173 Maldives 0.55 0.81 242 310 116
174 Somalia 0.52 0.48 267 355 143
175 Yemen 0.46 0.15 551 597 574
176 Malawi 0.41 0.71 5 9 9
177 Congo Republic 0.39 1.88 19 21 14
178 East Timor 0.36 0.62 7 8 9
179 Afghanistan 0.34 0.23 59 77 51
180 Turkmenistan 0.32 0.59 11 13 8
181 Namibia 0.30 0.38 431 313 166
182 Gambia 0.29 0.54 16 15 15
183 Ethiopia 0.27 0.55 1346 1605 967
184 Burundi 0.23 0.21 9 12 9
185 Tajikistan 0.23 0.82 44 71 45
186 Guinea 0.21 0.76 30 37 22
187 China 0.13 4.87 705 769 198
188 Ivory Coast 0.13 0.19 164 217 142
189 Federated States of Micronesia 0.07 0.62 9 9 8
190 Eritrea 0.05 0.17 1 3 2
191 South Sudan 0.04 0.39 1 5 1
192 Guinea-Bissau 0.01 1.53 1 1 1

Meta abandoning policy of removing misinformation about Covid

Meta took a step Tuesday toward abandoning its policy of removing misinformation about Covid from its platforms.

The company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is asking its Oversight Board for an advisory opinion on whether measures taken to squash dangerous Covid-19 misinformation should continue or be modified.

In an online posting, Meta’s president for global affairs Nick Clegg explained that the company’s harmful information policies were expanded at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to remove entire categories of false claims on a worldwide scale. Prior to that time, content was removed from Meta’s platforms only if it contributed to a risk of imminent physical harm.

“As a result,” Clegg wrote, “Meta has removed Covid-19 misinformation on an unprecedented scale. Globally, more than 25 million pieces of content have been removed since the start of the pandemic.”

However, Meta is suggesting it may be time for a change in its Covid misinformation policy.

“We are requesting an advisory opinion from the Oversight Board on whether Meta’s current measures to address Covid-19 misinformation under our harmful health misinformation policy continue to be appropriate, or whether we should address this misinformation through other means, like labeling or demoting it either directly or through our third-party fact-checking program,” Clegg noted.

Fading Emergency

Meta’s Covid misinformation policies were adopted during a state of emergency that demanded drastic measures, explained Will Duffield, a policy analyst with the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank whose vice president, John Samples, is on the Oversight Board. “Now, three years later, the sense of emergency has faded,” he told TechNewsWorld.

“There’s a lot more health information out there,” he said. “If people believe ridiculous things about vaccines or the efficacy of certain cures, that’s more on them now and less a result of a mixed-up information environment where people don’t know what’s true yet.”

“It was an unprecedented step to hand the policy over to global health organizations and local health authorities,” he added. “At some point, some of that had to be clawed back. You can’t have a state of emergency that lasts forever so this is an attempt to begin unwinding the process.”

Global Repercussions

Is the unwinding process beginning too soon?

“In the developed world, vaccinations are almost universal. As a result, while caseloads remain high, the number of serious illness and deaths are quite low,” noted Dan Kennedy, a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.

“But in the rest of the world, where there are countries where Facebook is a bigger deal than it is in the U.S., the emergency isn’t close to being over,” he told TechNewsWorld.

 

 

“While many countries are taking steps to return to a more normal life, that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over,” added Beth Hoffman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh’s school of public health’s department of behavioral and community health sciences.

“A big concern is that removing the current policy will particularly harm areas of the globe with lower vaccination rates and fewer resources to respond to a surge in cases or new variants,” she told TechNewsWorld.

Clegg acknowledged the global ramifications of any policy changes Meta might make. “It is important that any policy Meta implements be appropriate for the full range of circumstances countries find themselves in,” he wrote.

Line in the Sand

Meta wants to draw a line in the sand, maintained Karen Kovacs North, director of the Annenberg Program on Online Communities at the University of Southern California. “Their point is that there is no imminent physical harm in the same way there was at the beginning of the pandemic,” she told TechNewsWorld.

“They don’t want to set a precedent for taking stringent action if there is no imminent physical harm,” she added.

Clegg noted in his posting that Meta is fundamentally committed to free expression and believes its apps are an important way for people to make their voices heard.

“But resolving the inherent tensions between free expression and safety isn’t easy, especially when confronted with unprecedented and fast-moving challenges, as we have been in the pandemic,” he continued.

“That’s why we are seeking the advice of the Oversight Board in this case,” he wrote. “Its guidance will also help us respond to future public health emergencies.”

Meta says it want to balance free speech with the spread of misinformation so it makes sense that it would revisit its Covid policy, asserted Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech University.

“While they seem to remain concerned about misinformation, it’s also good to see that they are concerned with how the policy might impact free speech,” he told TechNewsWorld.

Backlash From Content Removal

Pulling back on removing Covid misinformation could improve Meta’s image among some of its users, noted Horning. “The removal policy can be effective in slowing the spread of misinformation, but it also can create new problems,” he said.

“When people have their posts taken down, more conspiracy minded individuals see that as confirmation that Meta is trying to suppress certain information,” he continued. “So while removing content can limit the number of people who see misinformation, it also leads some to see the company as unfair or biased.”

The effectiveness of removing Covid misinformation may also be passing its expiration date. “One study found that when the Covid misinformation controls were first implemented, distribution of misinformation was reduced by 30%,” Duffield said.

 

 

“Over time, misinformation peddlers shifted to talking about other conspiracy theories or found coded ways to talk about Covid and Covid skepticism,” he continued. “So initially it had an impact, but that impact waned over time.”

North noted that some methods for controlling misinformation may appear to be weak but can be more effective than removing content. “Removing content can be like whack-a-mole. Content gets removed so people try to post it in a different way to trick the algorithm,” she explained.

“When you de-index it or reduce its exposure,” she continued, “it much harder for a poster to know how much exposure it’s getting so it can be very effective.”

Profiting Off Misinformation

While Meta declares the noblest of motives for changing its Covid misinformation policy, there could be some bottom-line concerns influencing the move, too.

“Content moderation is a burden for these companies,” observed Vincent Raynauld, an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at Emerson College in Boston.

“Whenever you remove content from your platform, there’s a cost associated with that,” he told TechNewsWorld. “When you leave the content up, you’re likely to get more content creation and engagement with that content.”

“There are lots of studies that show misinformation tends to generate a lot of engagement, and for these companies, user engagement is money,” he said.

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