Well obviously the world can thank Al Gore, and the Aliens from outside space for the World Wide Web. That’s a known fact, but when it comes to who has the fastest internet speeds in the world the answer may be surprising.
The map shows some of the highest speeds and some of the lowest. Prices also come into play a slow connection here in the U.S. costs about $45.50 per month on average, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In South Korea, the much-faster internet (14.58 Mbps) runs about $28.50.
Why? the U.S. internet infrastructure is lagging behind the rest of the world because of the lack of competition between ISP’s. Those corporations want to maintain their monopolies so that they can artificially inflate the price of internet in America. In addition, ISP’s have no incentives to invest in upgrading their own infrastructure to deliver faster speeds to customers. Until the FCC has a broadband plan and regulates the IPS’s, it is just going to be more of the same. Corporations do not make more money when they have to compete, they make more money when they can strangle the market and pick the consumer’s pockets
Also due to the fact that South Korea is roughly the size of the state of Indiana, meaning South Korea, with more than 1,200 people per square mile, is a lot denser than the United States, where 88 people live in the same amount of space, and where rural areas and suburbs are large.
Meaning it costs less to set up an Internet infrastructure in a tightly populated country, think of it this way… Imagine you, your family, and your wife’s family all lived in a 3 story house, all you need is one internet connection after that easy setup and free internet for the rest of the family. Well that’s South Korea for you. Wires run everywhere through everything.
The coolest Asians (South Koreans) you know… also have the fastest internet.