Why China lags behind in global broadband speed ranking
China trails developed nations in report covering 200 countries
By contrast, the United States is the 20th-fastest country, with an average broadband speed of nearly 26Mbps.
It found that overall, broadband internet speeds have risen 23 percent over the past year -- although that improvement is focused on countries that already have relatively fast speeds.
There are several reasons why China is behind.
In general, the larger the nation is, the slower the internet access tends to be. Covering a massive area with high-speed connections simply takes more time, effort, and money.
On the other hand, a small and well-developed region like Hong Kong, for example, enjoys an average broadband speed of over 26Mbps.
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