According to a 'State of the Internet' report by Akamai for the latest quarter, the UK features at a shamed 15th place in the list of 22 European nations boasting high-speed broadband connectivity --- the list being topped by The Netherlands.
As per the Akamai report, which essentially studies broadband connections around the globe, The Netherlands boasts the fastest Internet connection among the European countries; with a minimum of 5Mbit/s being clocked by over 68 percent of the broadband connections in the country.
Going by the Akamai statistics, based on nearly 600 million unique IPs linked with the Akamai Intelligent Platform, The UK features at the 15th spot on the list, with just about 30 percent of the broadband connections in the country hitting the '5Mbit/s or more' broadband benchmark for high speed.
However, despite a notably unimpressive performance in terms of high-speed broadband connectivity, the UK fared slightly better on the standard broadband connectivity table --- featuring in the 11th place, with 91% of the Internet connections clocking a speed of 'over 2Mbps.'
Meanwhile, the Akamai report also revealed that the world's fastest Internet has been found in Japan - with as many as 59 Japanese cities featuring on Akamai's list of the 100 cities that have the fastest broadband connections.
So far as the fastest broadband connection speeds - an average of 8.3Mbit/s - of a European city is concerned, it is Brno in the Czech Republic that tops the list, which, surprisingly, does not feature any UK city!