If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times.
On all the things that matter, India is the pits.
Be it tackling poverty, addressing corruption, making watchable movies or fast Internet access the benighted country is hopeless.
Take for instance, Internet download speeds.
Despite the incessant noise about India harnessing IT and the Internet to forge ahead, India has one of the slowest average Internet download speeds (184KBps) for a supposedly fast developing country yearning for a place at the table of the advanced countries.
The U.S. is not bad with an average speed of 616KBps but South Korea is the best with an average speed of 2,202 KBps.
Sure, averages mask a lot of internal differences but you do get a broad idea of where a country stands vis-a-vis broadband by looking at the below interactive chart (move your mouse to see speed).
Our download speed in a mid-Atlantic state ranges from 20MBps-25MBps (i.e. 20,000 KBps-25,000 KBps) during the morning hours but tapers off sharply from 5:30PM-11:00PM to less than half.
But one thing that never ceases to amaze us is how Indians manage to illegally download all those pirated movies when they are handicapped by such low speeds.
Wonders never cease in Incredible India. 😉
Click or Move Your Mouse on Countries to See Download Speed