Wednesday, 23 December 2015

All I want for Xmas is ...................................... A Decent Internet Speed

iinet recently upgraded my plan quota, doubled it actually, thanks iinet.
I don't want to sound ungrateful after all, I move quite a fe photos around, use Google Drive and use Lynda for hints and tutorials on Lightroom.

However, here's the reality of my internet.

1. I am in Clear Island Waters, so I am not exactly in the boonies!













2. I am on the iinet equipment at the local exchange, so there's supposedly no hardware issues.
BUT here's the latest speed test:









Australia ranks 30 from 55 countries in the latest Akamai rankings and I barely get half of the Australian average.

Akamai 2014 rankings


RankCountry/TerritoryAvg. connection speed (megabits per second)[5]
-World average3.9
1 South Korea25.3
2 Hong Kong16.3
3 Japan15.0
4  Switzerland14.5
5 Sweden14.1
6 Netherlands14.0
7 Ireland13.9
8 Latvia13.0
9 Czech Republic12.3
10 Singapore12.2
11 Finland11.7
12 United States11.5
13 Belgium11.4
14 Israel11.4
15 Norway11.4
16 Romania11.3
17 Denmark11.2
18 United Kingdom10.7
19 Austria10.4
20 Canada10.3
21 Taiwan9.5
22 Russia9.1
23 Hungary8.8
24 Germany8.7
25 Poland8.6
26 Slovakia8.6
27 Portugal8.0
28 Spain7.8
29 New Zealand7.0
30 Australia6.9
31 France6.9
32 Thailand6.6
33 Italy5.5
34 Turkey5.5
35 Uruguay5.5
36 United Arab Emirates4.7
37 Argentina4.2
38 Mexico4.1
39 Malaysia4.1
40 Chile4.1
41 China3.8
42 Indonesia3.7
43 Ecuador3.6
44 Peru3.6
45 South Africa3.6
46 Colombia3.4
47 Brazil2.9
48 Panama2.9
49 Costa Rica2.7
50 Philippines2.5
51 Vietnam2.5
52 India2.0
53 Venezuela1.3
54 Paraguay1.3
55 Bolivia1.1
Cheers

DADFAP