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The top five countries to get access to high-end Internet are all located in Europe.
The US, the UK, Canada and Australia are all among the best places to receive high-quality internet, according to the data from the Broadband Council of Canada.
But the United States is often overlooked as a prime place to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to broadband.
In fact, only six of the world’s top 25 countries have access to 100 Mbps or faster broadband, according the Broadbands in the World study.
The US and Canada have a large population of internet users, with a combined total of more than 2.3 billion people.
The study found that the US has the highest number of users of all countries with at least one gigabit per second service, followed by the UK with just under 0.5 gigabits per second, and Canada with 0.4 gigabets per second.
Canada has the second-highest number of gigabit service users, followed closely by the US with 1.9 gigabettas per second and the UK at just under 1.2 gigabetts per second of speed.
The UK also comes in third, with 2.4 GB per second per user, followed in fourth by the United Arab Emirates at 2.2 GB persecond per user and the US at 1.8 GB perSecond.
The other countries to have access with 100 Mbps speeds are Italy and Brazil.
Italy is ranked third in the study, followed shortly by France with just over 0.6 gigabittas persecond and Germany with just 0.2.
The Netherlands is ranked fourth with just below 0.1 gigabttps per second speed.
Spain, Portugal, Spain and Australia also rank in the top five fastest countries with speeds of 0.9 or more gigabattas per hour.
But, the United Kingdom’s average speeds are actually quite slow compared to other countries.
The UK’s average speed is only 0.7 gigabit, compared to Italy’s 2.7 and Brazil’s 3.5.
Australia’s average broadband speeds are even worse than the UK.
The average speeds of Australia’s residential broadband is just 0,3 gigabit per hour, compared with 1,4 gigabit for the UK and 1.4 for the US.