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Akamai released its State of the Internet report for the second quarter of 2015 today. The report shows gains in a lot of key metrics for global Internet speeds and connectivity.

Just in the U.S., Internet speeds are higher on average over speeds from the second quarter of 2014. Delaware continues to be the state with the fastest internet; it averages 16.7 Mbps.

Globally, average connection speeds have increased 17 percent year-to-year, up to 5.1 Mbps. Global average peak speed is 32.5 Mbps, a gain of 26 percent year-to-year. Last quarter, the State of the Internet reported for the first time on the percentage of IP addresses connecting to Akamai at average speeds of above 25 Mbps, the new benchmark broadband speed adopted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in January 2015. Globally, 4.9 percent of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, a 7.5 percent increase over the previous quarter

The biggest gains in connectivity, however, were in the mobile space, where mobile traffic grew 15 percent just between first and second quarter. Mobile traffic is up 55 percent year-to-year, as well. Akamai isn’t able to track mobile browsing speed at this juncture, but is working to add that to future reports.

When that happens, internet use numbers globally are sure to go up.

You can read the full report here.

 

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