Top 10 Countries for Public Internet

May 9, 2016

3:00 pm

While there are a number of things to avoid while on a WiFi Hotspot, public internet has made working on the go easier than ever. Whether you are in an airport, a coffee shop or a public park, internet seems to be spreading across the globe faster than bad news. But if you are looking to actually get work done in these public internet havens, you are going to need a map. Because while public internet is everywhere, the quality varies substantially.

According to research done by Rotten WiFi, the United States of America is shockingly absent from the top 20 countries in public WiFi speed. Apparently having the most WiFi networks in the world (more than 50 million) has side effects when it comes to delivering speed to users of public internet. Europe is the most impressive in this category, taking a majority of the top spots.

Lithuania – Average download speed 16.1 Mbps

Estonia – Average download speed 14.8 Mbps

Singapore– Average download speed 13.1 Mbps

Switzerland– Average download speed 12.8 Mbps

The Netherlands– Average download speed 11.9 Mbps

UK– Average download speed 11.7 Mbps

Denmark– Average download speed 11.5 Mbps

Ireland– Average download speed 11.5 Mbps

Belgium– Average download speed 11.3 Mbps

Romania– Average download speed 11.2 Mbps

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