Finally, great news about U.S. internet speeds has surfaced and things are definitely starting to look up for U.S. broadband customers this year.
According to the first half of 2016 market report from Speedtest.net, U.S. broadband download speeds have increased by an impressive 42 percent rate compared to July 2015 and U.S. broadband customers are now experiencing an average of 50+ Mbps download speeds for the first time.
This huge improvement we attribute mainly to tighter competition among U.S. broadband providers to satisfy the ever-growing consumer demand for faster speeds.
As U.S. consumers shift more toward high-definition video streaming services, internet telephony, and cloud storage options, the need for even faster broadband speeds will certainly be a driving factor in spurring internet providers to offer performance improvements across the board.
In fact, the biggest leaps in download performance come from the top U.S. broadband providers. The top 10 percent average U.S. download speeds jumped from 99.03 Mbps to 117.91 Mbps from last year and these improvements mainly come from the major ISPs in the U.S.