The uses of the internet are wide and varied, including finding information, keeping in touch with loved ones, and watching movies. It’s no wonder the number of internet users worldwide has risen in recent years.

A good online experience stems from having fast and reliable internet connection speeds. This raises the question: Which country has the fastest internet?

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Internet speed ranking by country and territory

According to the latest data on internet speed ranking, Chile has the world’s fastest internet. Its average download speed on fixed internet connections is 216.46 Mbps (megabits per second). In other words, it would take around 4.5 seconds to download a one-gigabyte file in Chile. 

To put Chile’s fast internet speed in perspective, we need to look at the global average. Worldwide, the average internet speed is 74.54 Mbps—around one-third of Chile’s. 

Second on the list of countries and territories with the world’s fastest internet is China. Its download speed is 214.58 Mbps, which means, like in Chile, it would take just under five seconds to download a one-gigabyte file. As the country with the most ecommerce sales worldwide, having a quick online connection in China is important for both consumers and businesses there. This is followed by Singapore, with a download speed of 214.23 Mbps. 

Thailand has the fourth-fastest internet speed in the world. The average download speed there is 205.63 Mbps. Rounding out the top five on the list comparing average internet speeds by country and territory is Hong Kong, with a download speed of 194.35 Mbps. 

The United States, the second-biggest ecommerce market worldwide, follows in sixth place at 189.48 Mbps. At 188.35 Mbps, Denmark has the seventh-fastest internet speed in the world. The United Arab Emirates is close behind, in eighth place. It has a download speed of 186.76 Mbps. Incidentally, the UAE also has one of the highest internet adoption rates in the world, with 99% of its population connected.

After the UAE, Monaco ranks next with an average internet speed of 181.26 Mbps. Romania rounds out the list with a download speed of 170.25 Mbps, just slightly slower than Monaco’s.

Of the 10 countries and territories on the list comparing the world’s fastest internet, eight are located in Asia and Europe.

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