In the last year, the average upload speed in the United States “barely changed,” the report said, and download speed only grew a little, from 4.2 megabits per second in 2008 to 5.1 megabits per second in 2009.
In South Korea, average download speed is much faster — 20.4 megabits per second. The United States also lags Japan (15.8 mbps), Sweden (12.8 mbps), the Netherlands (11 mbps) and 24 other countries.
At average U.S. speed it takes about 35 minutes to download 100 family vacation photos, and four hours to upload them.
Via Todd's Posterous Blog. Not really related, but worth sharing that during my 29-hour trip back to Pittsburgh a couple days ago I noticed there are kiosks with free internet in the airside terminals at Incheon International Airport and Tokyo's Narita International Airport. In Chicago's O'Hare? Five dollars for the first fifteen minutes, $0.33 for each additional minute. Way to keep sucking, guys.