The smallest yearly increase among the top 10 was seen in Latvia, which added 11 per cent during the course of 2013. Report editor, David Belson, said the world had reached a significant milestone in the improvement of average connection speeds. "The fact that all of the top 10 countries/regions' average connection speeds are now at or exceeding the high broadband threshold — and continued strong growth in countries like South Korea and Ireland — is indicative of the progress that's being made in broadband penetration," he said.
"It's reasonable to expect these promising trends will continue to be reflected in future reports."
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