An Estonian, Lithuanian, and a Bulgarian walked into a bar, and they all enjoyed faster Internet speeds than Australians.
The State of the Internet’ report tracks and ranks internet speed and availability around the world, and in the most recent quarterly report Australia had dropped to 51st.
For the record, South Korea have the fastest speed, followed by Norway and Sweden. The U.S. is ranked 13th, with the U.K. at 14th.
The report does note the difficulty of providing internet to a country like Australia, noting “Providing fast, reliable internet to a vast rural population of this scale is a challenge that no other country has to deal with.
“It’s hard to compare Australia’s speeds to a small and densely populated country like Singapore for example, where a single switch provides hundreds of thousands of people with Internet.”
Still… 51st?! C’mon Australia.