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Dutch internet fastest in Europe

Tired of slow downloads? Move to the Netherlands.

The Dutch have the fastest internet connection speed in Europe, according to the latest research from Akamai Technologies.

In the third quarter of 2013, the Netherlands saw a massive 23% quarterly increase in its average connection speed, growing to 12.5 Mbps.

The Netherlands ranks fourth fastest globally, following world leader South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. Last year, Dutch internet was ranked sixth-fastest internet connection in the world.

Thanks to a strong 23% quarter-over-quarter increase, the Netherlands replaced Switzerland as the EMEA country with the highest average connection speed in the third quarter. Both Switzerland and the Netherlands maintained average connection speeds above the 10 Mbps “high broadband” threshold.

56 percent of Dutch Internet users have an internet connection of 5 Mbps or higher.