Australia’s Internet Speed ranked 44th in World

According to the reports of Akamai, Australia’s internet speed only ranks as the 44th of all the countries in the world when it comes to the speed of the internet.

With the average internet speed of only 6.9 Mbps for the third quarter of 2014, the State of the Internet report suggests Australia’s connectivity to high-speed broadband has not increased despite the NBN rollout.

The internet speed of Australia in fact lowered at least 1.8% for this quarter. It was one of only three countries in the Asia Pacific to do so, along with Malaysia and Vietnam.

As of now, only 14% of the Australian country is connected to a high-speed internet access, which gives the broadband speeds about over 10 Mbps.

India is still the country with lowest internet connection speed in the region which is currently at 2.0 Mbps.

In December 2014, Australia ranked as the most unhappy with their internet connections out of nine emerging and developed countries, including Germany, Japan, the UK and the US.

According to Business Insider, in the Global Bandwidth Index Report commissioned by Juniper, Australian consumers cited mobile data plans and connection speed as the top two reasons currently restricting them from fully utilising their mobile connectivity capabilities.

What do you think about this?  Should we be doing better?