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Faster Than a Speeding Internet

According to the latest State of the Internet report, Akamai has discovered this “quickening” trend

Surprise, surprise! The world just got a little faster. In other news, water is wet, grass is green, and you still didn't win the lottery.

According to the latest State of the Internet report, Akamai has discovered this "quickening" trend in their fourth quarter analysis of internet speed around the globe.

What did they find? For starters, a 20% increase in overall speed from last year, up to 4.5 Mbps in the fourth quarter. South Korea has the world's fastest Internet broadband, with a connection speed of 22.2 Mbps.

The study also finds that more countries are using high-broadband penetrations, with an increase of 25% in the past year. This further proves that regions that may not have previously had great Internet access are increasing their broadband to accommodate their new users.

With continuing increases in Internet speed, it will take merely seconds to determine that you'll need to buy another ticket into next week's lottery drawing.

To see more of Akamai's discoveries, click here.

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Michael Jannery is CEO of Entuity. He is responsible for setting the overall corporate strategy, vision, and direction for the company. He brings more than 30 years of experience to Entuity with 25 years in executive management.

Prior to Entuity, he was Vice President of Marketing for Proficiency, where he established the company as the thought, technology, and market leader in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) sub-market. Earlier, Michael held VP of Marketing positions at Gradient Technologies, where he established them as a market leader in the Internet security sector, and Cayenne Software, a leader in the software and database modeling market. He began his career in engineering.

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