Download speeds in Bulgaria were among the fastest in the world, behind only South Korea and Romania, according to research by online content delivery company Pando Networks, quoted by Bulgarian daily Dnevnik on September 21.
Average speed in South Korea was 2202KBps, followed by 1909KBps in Romania and 1611KBps in Bulgaria. The top ten is rounded up by Lithuania, Latvia, Japan, Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark and Hong Kong.
US scored 26th in the survey, at 606KBps, just above the global average of 580KBps, according to the survey.
The slowest download speeds in the world were in Congo at 3KBps, Central African Republic (14KBps) and the Comorro islands (23KBps).
Although Bulgaria routinely scores low in European Union broadband usage reports, that is because such studies do not include high-speed local-area network (LAN) solutions, which are the main source of high-speed internet in the country.