The Real Connection Speeds for Internet Users in Europe

Akamai came out with a new State of the Internet report this week. It covers a lot, but one of the more interesting parts is a breakdown of connection speeds measured across its vast content delivery network (CDN), giving us some good insights into actual real-world connection speeds experienced by internet users around the world.

We’re based in Sweden, so we thought it would be interesting to examine the numbers for Europe (where we do most of our business) and make some nice charts to help visualize the data and compare the countries with each other. Numbers are all well and good, but we love charts.

So… Ready. Go. Charts!

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The Internet Likely to Pass 3 Billion Users in 2014

Twenty years ago, most people hadn’t even heard of the internet. Today the situation is a tad bit different. The most recent number we could find for how many users there are on the internet is 2.48 billion, but that was in 2012.

As if that wasn’t enough, based on how the internet has grown historically it is very likely that it will pass 3 billion users in 2014.

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