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24 cities that enjoy fastest broadband speeds in the world

November 06, 2013 11:25 IST

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While most of us in India struggle with Internet connection that crawls, there are some cities in the world that experience really high-speed broadband connection.

Let's take a look at 24 cities enjoying fast download and upload speeds.

Source: New America Foundation

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Seoul

Country: South Korea

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $31.47

ISP: HelloVision

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 1

Seoul, one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, enjoys speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Image: A subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Tokyo

Country: Japan

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $33.69

ISP: KDDI

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 2

Tokyo, one of the most developed cities in the world, enjoys super-fast speeds.

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Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $48.82

ISP: Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 3

Hong Kong, one of the major financial centres in the world, has an extensive network of fibre cables.

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Image: Participants compete in a wife-carrying obstacle race at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Chattanooga

Country: United States

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $69.99

ISP: EPB

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 4

Chattanooga offers 1,000 Mbps speed at $69.99 per month.

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Image: A view of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Photographs: Source, Wikipedia Commons

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Kansas City, Missouri

Country: United States

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $70.00

ISP: Google Fiber

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 5

Google Fiber offers 1,000 Mbps speed in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Image: A view of Kansas City, Missouri.
Photographs: Source, Leprecub/Wikipedia Commons

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Kansas City, Kansas

Country: United States

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $70.00

ISP: Google Fiber

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 6

Google Fiber offers 1,000 Mbps speed in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Image: A view of Kansas City, Kansas.
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Lafayette

Country: United States

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Monthly cost: $999.95

ISP: LUS

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 7

Lafayette has an ISP that offers 1,000 Mbps speed at $999.95.

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Image: A view of Lafayette Square neighbourhood, Los Angeles, United States.
Photographs: Source, Jengod/Wikipedia Commons

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Bristol

Country: United States

Download Speed: 1,000 Mbps

Upload Speed: 50 Mbps

Monthly cost: $319.95

ISP: BVU

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 8

Bristol, which has a population of 17,835, has an ISP that offers 1,000 Mbps speed at $319.95.

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Image: A sign that welcomes visitors to the twin cities of Bristol Tennessee/Virginia.
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Riga

Country: Latvia

Download Speed: 500 Mbps

Upload Speed: 500 Mbps

Monthly cost: $9.22

ISP: Balti-Com

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 9

Riga, the capital of Latvia, has an ISP that offers 500 Mbps speed at just $9.22.

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Image: A view of a shopping centre in Riga, Latvia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Download Speed: 500 Mbps

Upload Speed: 500 Mbps

Monthly cost: $86.14

ISP: KPN

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 10

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has an ISP that offers 500 Mbps speed at $86.14.

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Image: A view of Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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New York

Country: United States

Download Speed: 500 Mbps

Upload Speed: 100 Mbps

Monthly cost: $299.99

ISP: Verizon

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 11

New York, the financial capital of the United States, has an ISP that offers 500 Mbps speed at $299.99.

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Image: A game of baseball is on in Central Park in New York City, United States.
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Paris

Country: France

Download Speed: 300 Mbps

Upload Speed: N/A

Monthly cost: $26.73

ISP: SFR

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 12

Paris, one of the richest cities in the world, has an ISP that offers 300 Mbps speed at $26.73.

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Image: People relax in chairs around a fountain as they take in the sun in the Tuileries Garden in central Paris, France.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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Washington, DC

Country: United States

Download Speed: 300 Mbps

Upload Speed: 65 Mbps

Monthly cost: $209.99

ISP: Verizon

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 13

Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, has an ISP that offers 300 Mbps speed at $209.99.

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Image: A volunteer in a giant panda suit greets patrons at the entrance to the National Zoo on the first day of its reopening in Washington, DC, United States.
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Los Angeles

Country: United States

Download Speed: 300 Mbps

Upload Speed: 65 Mbps

Monthly cost: $214.99

ISP: Verizon

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 14

Los Angeles, one of the biggest cities in the United States, has an ISP that offers 300 Mbps speed at $214.99.

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Image: A view of downtown Los Angeles, United States.
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Toronto

Country: Canada

Download Speed: 250 Mbps

Upload Speed: 250 Mbps

Monthly cost: $183.73

ISP: Rogers

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 15

Toronto, one of the biggest cities in Canada, has an ISP that offers 250 Mbps speed at $183.73.

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Image: A view of Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto, Canada.
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Mexico City

Country: Mexico

Download Speed: 200 Mbps

Upload Speed: 66 Mbps

Monthly cost: $254.11

ISP: Totalplay

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 16

Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, has an ISP that offers 200 Mbps speed at $254.11.

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Image: Ice skaters on a rink in Mexico City's historic Zocalo square, Mexico.
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Berlin

Country: Germany

Download Speed: 200 Mbps

Upload Speed: N/A

Monthly cost: $69.56

ISP: Deutsche Telekom

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 17

Berlin, the capital of Germany, has an ISP that offers 200 Mbps speed at $69.56.

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Image: People walk in front of the main railway station Hauptbahnhof in Berlin, Germany.
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Copenhagen

Country: Denmark

Download Speed: 150 Mbps

Upload Speed: 15 Mbps

Monthly cost: $77.99

ISP: Stofa

Network technology: Cable

Overall rank: 18

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has an ISP that offers 150 Mbps speed at $77.99.

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Image: Christina Klarskov Pedersen waits for her flight to Spain after volcanic ash from an Icelandic volcano closed Copenhagen's Kastrup, Denmark.
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Zurich

Country: Switzerland

Download Speed: 150 Mbps

Upload Speed: 10 Mbps

Monthly cost: $77.27

ISP: UPC

Network technology: Cable

Overall rank: 19

Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, has an ISP that offers 150 Mbps speed at $77.27.

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Image: People follow king penguins exploring their outdoor pen at Zurich's Zoo, Switzerland.
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Bucharest

Country: Romania

Download Speed: 150 Mbps

Upload Speed: 6 Mbps

Monthly cost: $29.94

ISP: UPC

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 20

Bucharest, the capital of Romania, has an ISP that offers 150 Mbps speed at $29.94.

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Image: Tourists take pictures of the Gate of the Kiss, a marble sculpture made by Constantin Brancusi, in Targu Jiu, 300km west of Bucharest, Romania.
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Prague

Country: Czech Republic

Download Speed: 120 Mbps

Upload Speed: 10 Mbps

Monthly cost: $45.62

ISP: UPC

Network technology: Cable

Overall rank: 21

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, has an ISP that offers 120 Mbps speed at $45.62.

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Image: People enjoy the view during a warm spring day at Letna plain above central Prague, Czech Republic.
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San Francisco

Country: United States

Download Speed: 105 Mbps

Upload Speed: 20 Mbps

Monthly cost: $114.95

ISP: Comcast

Network technology: Cable

Overall rank: 22

San Francisco, a city that is closely connected to tech giants, has an ISP that offers 105 Mbps speed at $114.95.

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Image: Cable cars pass each other along Powell Street in San Francisco, United States.
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London

Country: United Kingdom

Download Speed: 100 Mbps

Upload Speed: N/A

Monthly cost: $47.35

ISP: Virgin

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 23

London, the capital of the United Kingdom, has an ISP that offers 100 Mbps speed at $47.35.

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Image: A racegoer struggles with her umbrella in strong winds at Royal Ascot, southwest of London, United Kingdom.
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Dublin

Country: Ireland

Download Speed: 100 Mbps

Upload Speed: N/A

Monthly cost: $60.98

ISP: Magnet

Network technology: Fibre

Overall rank: 24

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has an ISP that offers 100 Mbps speed at $60.98.


Image: A view of central Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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