Via the table below, see median download and upload Internet speeds for each USA state in Megabits Per Second (Mbps). The slowest were Lebanon (2.34Mbps, 195th), Syrian Arab Republic (0.76Mbps, 217th) and Yemen (0.65Mbps, 220th).

When it comes to internet provision, the situation varies both by country and region. They also found that 7 of the top 10 countries and territories with the fastest internet speeds were in Europe – with the fastest coming from the island of Jersey – with speeds of 67 megabits per second – 3 times higher than the United Kingdom. You will find more details about the platform upgrade in the downloadable methodology document.

Last year’s results placed the UK 34th in the world. So why measure average peak internet speed? This may be caused by a few things, especially for residential users: Our data comes from the latest Akamai State of the Internet report. Hovering over an individual country will bring up its associated speed data. Lithuania (56.63Mbps, 29th), and Latvia (52.32Mbps, 35th) followed behind fairly closely.

This list of countries by Internet connection speed lists the average data transfer rates for Internet access by end-users.

Also the amount of sample tests used to reach the median. Presenting an average mitigates the impact of the extremes - while there may be users connecting at Gigabit speeds in a given country, there will also be users connecting at dial-up, satellite, or DSL speeds" - Akamai. The previous years' results are included in the data set for easy tracking.

Research designed and compiled by Cable.co.uk, and gathered by M-Lab, an open source project with contributors from civil society organisations, educational institutions, and private sector companies. This is the fourth year running we have undertaken this research. Once you enter your postcode, Cable will perform a live

Average connection speeds. Bermuda (73.60Mbps, 17th) and the United States (71.30Mbps, 20th) led the region with impressive averages. Generally speaking though, you can apply the rule that the larger and less developed the nation is, the slower the internet access tends to be. Taiwan and Singapore top the list of the countries and territories with the fastest internet speeds in the world – the United States is at 15th place and the United Kingdom at 33rd in the ‘Global League’ rankings. The top of the table is dominated by Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Baltics, as is evident from even a quick glance at our interactive map.

Meanwhile, last-place South Sudan (0.58Mbps, 221st), Equatorial Guinea (0.75Mbps, 218Mbps), Ethiopia (1.12Mbps, 214th), Somalia (1.14Mbps, 213th), and Sudan (1.35Mbps, 212th) all fell within the bottom ten countries in the world for network speed.