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Canadian ISPs trounce US in speed tests

Briefs | 06/29/2007 2:58 pm EDT

Canadian Internet service providers average 7 Mbps, well above the 1.9 Mbps US average, according to the Communications Workers of America's (CWA) recent survey. But Japan averages 61 Mbps, South Korea averages 45 Mbps, and France averages 17 Mbps. "The United States is the only industrialized nation without a national policy to promote universal, high-speed Internet access," said CWA president Larry Cohen in a statement. "The grim results of the CWA Speed Test illustrate that, without a national policy, we risk losing our competitive edge in today's global economy – and the jobs that go with it."

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