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The 10 Countries With the World’s Fastest Internet Speeds

With a few clicks on a keyboard and a swipe of the mouse, we have access to an unprecedented amount of information the likes of which humanity has never seen before.

But if you have a slow internet connection speed, then waiting for that page to load, that video to buffer, or that file to download can feel like an eternity. Akamai Technologies, a cloud services provider, made a list of the fastest internet connection speeds in the world that shows where the luckiest netizens reside. Each of these countries is ranked by the average speed of their broadband internet connection in megabits per second (Mbps). And they are all faster than the United States, which ranks 17th in the world in internet connection speed, according the list.

#10 Finland
Average Mbps: 12.1. Internet speeds have increased 33% over the last year.

#9 Czech Republic
Average Mbps: 12.3. Internet speeds have increased 8.4% over the last year.

#8 Ireland
Average Mbps: 12.7. Internet speeds have increased 24% over the last year.

#7 Latvia
Average Mbps: 13. Internet speeds have increased 25% over the last year.

#6 The Netherlands
Average Mbps: 14.2. Internet speeds have increased 15% over the last year.

The 10 countries with the world's fastest internet speeds
Students play with their iPads outside the Steve Jobs school, August 21, 2013.

#5 Switzerland
Average Mbps: 14.5. Internet speeds have increased 21% over the last year.

#4 Sweden
Average Mbps: 14.6. Internet speeds have increased 34% over the last year.

#3 Japan
Average Mbps: 15.2. Internet speeds have increased 16% over the last year.

#2 Hong Kong
Average Mbps: 16.8. Internet speeds have increased 37% over the last year.

#1 South Korea
Average Mbps: 22.2. Internet speeds have increased 1.6% over the last year.

The 10 countries with the world's fastest internet speeds
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