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Lithuania Ranks Number 1 for Fastest Public WiFi


With summer travel upon us, the world's hottest destinations with the best WiFi is not what you'd expect. Consider this, ranking at 20th, the USA is not even close to boasting that it has the fastest public WiFi in the world. Internet-based communications hub Ooma [] — which lets users make calls overseas via WiFi — has compiled a detailed report to help WiFi-loving travelers choose their destinations wisely. Travelers with the Ooma home phone service and companion mobile app route calls overseas by downloading the Ooma Mobile App and connecting to WiFi. And that give the company an edge and a need to understand where the best WiFi is happening. Here’s what they have learned.

Top 20 Countries With The Fastest Public WiFi (average download speeds in Mbps)

• 1) Lithuania (15.4 Mbps)

• 2) Croatia (14.05 Mbps)

• 3) Estonia (13.75 Mbps)

• 4) Ireland (11.43 Mbps)

• 5) Romania (11.32 Mbps)

• 6) United Kingdom (10.97 Mbps)

• 7) Denmark (10.52 Mbps)

• 8) Hungary (10.37 Mbps)

• 9) Belgium (10.07 Mbps)

• 10) Slovenia (9.72 Mbps)

• 11) Bulgaria (9.67 Mbps)

• 12) Singapore (9.49 Mbps)

• 13) Finland (8.69 Mbps)

• 14) Switzerland (8.67 Mbps)

• 15) Latvia (8.46 Mbps)

• 16) Germany (7.96 Mbps)

• 17) Sweden (7.90 Mbps)

• 18) Portugal (7.43 Mbps)

• 19) Canada (7.16 Mbps)

• 20) U.S.A. (6.89 Mbps)


Top 5 With Fastest Overall Internet Connection Speeds

With an average connection speed at 6.1 megabits per second (MBPS), Ooma also found the countries with the fastest and slowest connection speeds overall (both private and public).

• 1. South Korea

• 2. Norway

• 3. Hong Kong

• 4. Sweden

• 5. Switzerland


Top 5 Countries With The Slowest Overall Internet Connection Speeds (ranked from slowest)

• 1. Venezuela

• 2. Paraguay

• 3. Namibia

• 4. Bolivia

• 5. Nigeria

So the next time one argues the private sector does it better, one can bet those countries with the fastest speeds did it with some kind of public/government support — and getting the job done.

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