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Mobile Web Page Load Time Penalty

Mobile devices incur a 50% penalty in webpage load times versus their desktop counterparts. We explore the differences from a recent survey. more »

DC Tops in US Broadband Speed

The District of Columbia had the fastest average broadband speed in the USA. The US came in 17th worldwide in broadband penetration in a recent survey. more »

Trend: Wireless+Mobile Device Traffic to Pass PC Desktops by 2017

Mobile devices will dominate desktops by 2017, according to predictions by Cisco. While desktop PC traffic now dominates non-PC traffic, the situation will reverse by 2017. more »

US Jumps to 7th in Wireless Broadband Penetration Worldwide

The United States jumped to 7th place in wireless broadband penetration worldwide in late 2011. Korea, Sweden and Finland top all countries surveyed in wireless broadband. more »

2012 Olympics to Strain Broadband Networks

The 2012 London Olympics could place a major strain on the existing broadband infrastructure, warns the ISPA. The BBC plans on streaming 24 HD feeds during the Olympics. more »

US and Canada Drop in Broadband Penetration Worldwide

The United States and Canada both dropped in worldwide broadband rankings last year, according to a recent broadband survey. The US dropped to 23rd place in Q1 2011 in broadband penetration. more »

1.2 Billion Active Mobile Broadband Users

There are over 1.2 billion active mobile broadband users worldwide, according to a recent survey. Europe leads the world in broadband penetration, for both wired and wireless connections. more »

US Wireless Broadband Penetration 24th Worldwide

The US ranks 24th in wireless broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. more »

US Broadband Penetration Drops to 27th Place Worldwide

The United States dropped two places in broadband penetration rankings in just over a year, according to a survey by Point Topic. Serbia leads the world with an annual broadband growth rate of 68%. more »

The Benefits of Broadband

A recent report on the spread of broadband throughout the world quantified the many benefits of broadband. The report found that broadband investment has a multiplier effect on ncreased GDP growth, productivity, and jobs. more »

FCC Broadband Report: Higher GDP = Higher Broadband Adoption

The FCC's annual broadband report found a strong correlation between broadband adoption and income. Surprisingly, they did not find a correlation between broadband adoption and education. more »

Over 2 Billion Internet Users Worldwide

More than 2 billion people use the Internet worldwide, according to a recent survey. Europe leads the world in fixed broadband adoption with 54% more penetration than the Americas. more »

European Mobile Broadband Penetration Nearly Twice the Americas

Europe leads the world in mobile broadband penetration with nearly twice the adoption rate of the Americas. The Commonwealth of Independent States leads the world in cellular adoption with over 130% penetration. more »

Nearly Two-Thirds of US Broadband Subscribers are Wireless

Most broadband subscribers in the US are wireless, according to a recent survey. The United States ranks 9th worldwide in wireless broadband penetration. more »

US Broadband Speed Jumps to 16th Worldwide

The US has improved its broadband speed rankings from 22nd to 16th worldwide, according to an Akamai broadband survey. Delaware enjoys the fastest connections in the US, and California continues to dominate the top US cities for fast broadband. We also show the slowest countries and US states. more »

US Stays at 15th Place in Broadband Penetration Worldwide

The US remained at 15th place in broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. Despite leading the world in broadband subscribers, the US is in 11th place in fiber penetration and 22nd place in broadband speed overall. more »

US Drops to 22nd in Broadband Speed Worldwide

The average connection speed in the United States fell from 18th to 22nd place worldwide in the last quarter of 2009. The fastest broadband cities in the US are college towns. more »

Study: Two-Thirds of World Mobile Subscribers

Over two-thirds of the world's inhabitants have a mobile subscription, which is driving more Internet users to use wireless broadband connections.Google and the FCC propose higher speed networks to increase competitiveness. more »

US Broadband Penetration Drops to 25th Worldwide

The US dropped to 25th place in broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. Liechtenstein led all countries surveyed in broadband penetration by household and by population. more »

Study: Americans Lead World in Broadband Use

The US ranks near the top in Internet usage, and leads the world in total broadband subscribers, according to recent studies. more »

Monaco Wins Broadband Jackpot

Monaco trumped the world with the highest broadband penetration rate of 47.4 percent among all countries surveyed. The UK dropped from 14th place to 17th place in broadband penetration over the past two quarters. more »

US Broadband Speed 18th Worldwide

The US came in 18th worldwide in average connection speed, growing at about half the worldwide average increase over the past year. Delaware had the fastest connection speed among the 50 states surveyed, while DC had the slowest. more »
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