UK broadband speeds still lagging, finds Akamai
The content delivery network's latest State of the Internet report, covering the third quarter of 2010, found Brits were able to enjoy an average connection of four Mbps, up from 3.9Mbps in the previous three-month period.
However, this left the country lagging behind the likes of Romania, which was found to boast Europe's top average speed of seven Mbps, followed closely by the Netherlands and Latvia with 6.3Mbps and six Mbps respectively.
South Korea was announced as the worldwide top dog for home and business broadband capacity, offering a typical download rate of 14Mbps.
A number of recent developments could boost the UK's performance in future Akamai trials. BT is set to roll out fibre optic broadband to 41 market towns by spring 2012, while Virgin Media's up to 100Mbps service is now available for sale and installation to more than 350,000 homes.