8 of the World’s Best Cities for Fast Internet Connection

Expensive, slow, and unreliable are just some of the common woes some people have about the internet in their countries. But there are cities that boast of the fastest internet speeds in the world that many foreigners can only wish they can also enjoy back at home.

Seoul, South Korea
Seoul
Highlights: One of the world’s consistent leaders in internet connectivity and speed, technologically-advanced city, mobile-user friendly, free and fast public Wi-Fi, fast download and upload speeds of roughly over 1.51 Gbps, affordable internet cost per month

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo
Highlights: Internet connection is fairly affordable and fast, download and upload speeds that exceeds 1 Gbps, internet options that include fiber optic which is touted to be the fastest fixed line internet

Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong
Highlights: Fast average speed of internet connection even during peak times, comes at a higher cost compared with other Asian cities like Seoul and Tokyo

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Chattanooga
Highlights: One of the US cities that have the fastest internet connections, internet speeds of over 1 Gbps, infrastructure for community-wide fiber-optic network

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Kansas City
Highlights: Boasts of one of the best internet services in the world, Google Fiber provides internet connection speed of up to 1 Gbps, internet costs $70 per month

Riga, Latvia
Riga
Highlights: In a country that has over 74% internet users as of 2012, Riga is a city that offers cheap but fast internet connection

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam
Highlights: Top of the line digital infrastructure, ranked by Akamai as one of the countries with fastest internet speeds in the world, home to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) – the world’s largest data transport hub

New York City, New York, USA
New York City
Highlights: One of the most connected cities in the US with broadband coverage of about 98%,
internet speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, government investment on digital infrastructure and services

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