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U.S. Internet Speed Growth Too Slow, Will Take Over 100 Years to Catch Up With Japan

According to a recent study by Communications Workers of America’s (CWA’s), United States has not made significant improvement in the speeds at which residents connect to the Internet. U.S. continues to fall far behind other countries.

From the report: “The results of the 2008 speed test show little progress over last year. In 2007, we released the first-ever national survey of actual Internet speeds. The 2007 results showed the median download speed for the 50 states and the District of Columbia was 1.9 megabits per second and the median upload speed was 371 kbps. In other words, between 2007 and 2008, the median download speed increased by only four-tenths of a megabit per second (from 1.9 mbps to 2.3 mbps), and the median upload speed barely changed (from 371 to 435 kbps). At this rate, it will take the United States more than 100 years to catch up with current Internet speeds in Japan.”

To get the full report, see Communications Workers of America’s Speed Matters website.

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