The global average internet connection speed was 6.3 Mbps in the first quarter of this year, up 12% on the previous quarter, according to research by Akamai. The fastest internet speeds were found in eastern Asia and northern Europe. South Korea had the fastest internet in the world, with an average speed of 29 Mbps. Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong and Switzerland made up the rest of the top 5, with all these countries seeing speeds of over 18.5 Mbps. The average internet speed in the US was 15.3 Mbps. The vast majority of countries studied saw increases in their internet speeds from Q4 2015 to Q1 2016. 142 out of 146 saw their internet speeds increase, whilst 4 countries saw their internet speeds slow down.