Who Has the Fastest Internet Connection in the World?

The story of the internet so far has been one of both ever-faster speeds and ever-higher demand for connectivity.

If you live in the United States, you might think that your Internet connection is pretty fast. After all, you now have access to movies and TV shows on demand, high quality streaming music, and websites that load instantaneously. There is no way we do not have the fastest Internet in the world, right?

That is where you would be wrong. Really, really wrong.

Check out this infographic to find out which countries have the fastest Internet speeds, how the US stacks up, and where you should move if you want the fastest download speeds in the world.

1. Singapore - 193.21 Mbps

2. South Korea 164.12 Mbps

3. Hong Kong 157.64 Mbps

4. Monaco 151.24 Mbps

5. Romania 147.87 Mbps

6. Switzerland 144.34 Mbps

7. France 131.03 Mbps

8. Liechtenstein 130.50 Mbps

9. United States 129.81 Mbps

10. Hungary 128.42 Mbps

11. Sweden 127.88 Mbps

12. Andorra 127.09 Mbps

13. Macau (SAR) 122.94 Mbps

14. Spain 121.84 Mbps

15. Denmark 118.87 Mbps

16. Norway 118.82 Mbps

17. Canada 118.62 Mbps

18. Luxembourg 117.04 Mbps

19. Thailand 111.49 Mbps

20. Netherlands 106.99 Mbps

.COM is by far the the largest namespace worldwide, followed by the German .DE internet code, the Chinese .CN country domain extension and the generic .NET web address. It is very likely that .CN will surpass .DE again shortly (they recently changed positions). However, it will be interesting to see which impact the introduction of a suffix with Chinese characters such as .?? (.CHINA) might have on the future growth of the .CN address. These numbers also show how strong country domain extensions are in Europe with .UK, .NL and .EU taking further positions after .ORG and .INFO in the international Top 10 ranking.