Where are you in the world right now? Do you know the average Internet speed of your country?
The year 2017 is already ending and a lot of progress has been achieved by mankind collectively despite the various challenges the race has gone through these past couple of decades.
One harbinger of these notable achievements a thing called the Internet. The Internet has changed the world in ways that nobody has ever imagined just a couple of decades ago. It is because of the Internet that numerous positive revolutions transpired that have made the natural borders of the world seem minuscule and brought relatively all human beings from different nations closer and more connected with each other.
Depending on where you are in the world, you will never have to be really alone anymore since with just a few taps on your smartphone you can easily connect to others and talk to them face to face seamlessly as if they are just right in front of you.
The Average Internet Speed
A quick Google search will let you know that the average speed for Internet connections in a worldwide scale is 7.2 Megabits per second during the start of the year 2017. This is an increase of 15% as compared to the global average speed at the start of 2016.
For the United States the average Internet speed climbed up to 22 percent compared to the fastest average Internet speed of the year 2016. At the start of this year it was clocked at 18.7 Mbps causing the US to be included in the top 10 countries of the world with the fastest average Internet connections taking the 10th place. However the US average speed is only 60% of the speed record of the Top 1 country, which is South Korea clocking at 28.6 Mbps so it still has a lot of catching up to do especially if you take into account that the US is the Country where Internet was arguably born.
Importance of advancing Internet technology capability worldwide
Upgrading the hardware that facilitates the connection to the Internet is the key to maintaining the upward trend of Internet connection speeds worldwide. The Internet infrastructure is vital to the continued collective growth of the human being as a race.
Due to better connections people from different races from all over the world are now able to easily communicate and connect with each other. There is now a growing sense that we are all indeed one race living in a very tiny blue planet and that some of the selfish nationalistic endeavors are specks of dust compared to the grand scheme of things.
The positive outweighs the negative
Although a better Internet speed connection has downsides such as the relative ease for fake news to spread and corrupt or mislead a few. Better Internet also means people can easily share positive information and respond to real-time issues that need to be addressed as a collective if we are to continue to embark this journey for a better world.