The Aland Islands sit at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and, collectively, form the smallest region of Finland. The total population is less than 30,000 spread out over 572 square miles, and those that are connected to the Net enjoy download speeds on average about 5Mbps faster than the U.S.
That's according to Ookla's Household Download Index, a list comparing and ranking consumer download speeds around the globe based on millions of recent test results from Speedtest.net. South Korea Tops the list at 32Mbps, and coming in second is Latvia with 24.85Mbps.
And what about the U.S.? We're pulling in a respectable 27th place with an average download speed of 10.16Mbps, trailing such world destinations like the aforementioned Aland Islands (15.08Mpbs), Kyrgyzstan (14.16Mbps), Lithuania (22.54Mbps), and the Republic of Moldova (23.25Mbps), to name just a few.
As for last place (#162), that goes to Zambia with 0.26Mbps, followed by Nepal (0.40Mbps), Zimbabwe (0.43Mbps), and Afghanistan (0.53Mbps).
How do you compare? Post your broadband speeds (downstream/upstream), ISP, and if you're so inclined, your general location in the comments section below.