How Do We Compare?
Categorizing broadband (internet) performance is difficult due to many challenges around getting accurate data samples from providers, consumers, rapidly improving local, state, and federal data maps. So this information will vary as different organizations present their findings. Examining these and other sources, however, will help build a general sense of broadband need and performance.
The U.S. has lagged behind European nations in expanding internet access, ranking 14th on communication development in a report by the International Telecommunication Union, a U.N. agency, with Denmark in first place, South Korea in second place according to U.S. News Report.