Sometimes a story seems too good to be true. According to the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies, Berkeley has the fastest average Internet speeds in the world.
In most surveys of Internet speed, the U.S. fares badly compared to South Korea or Sweden. But when Akamai focused in on individual cities the top three cities in the world were Berkeley (18.7 megabits per second), Chapel Hill, North Carolina (17.5Mbps) and — ha! — Stanford (17.0Mbps).
Still, if the city is looking to top global league tables, Akamai’s is a good one to top. It’s nice to be number one.
If you want to read the complete Akamai report, you can download it here.