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Small-player competition helps boost Internet speeds: Speedtest

telecom | 08/25/2016 4:48 pm EDT

Emerging boutique fibre companies are forcing the incumbents to boost speeds to match competition as fixed and mobile speeds increased significantly over the year, according to a report by Speedtest, a product of Ookla, an American broadband testing and web diagnostics company. Fixed broadband download speeds in Canada have increased 40 per cent over the year to 44.05 Mbps in June 2016, while upload speeds increased 33 per cent to 11.04 Mbps over the same period. Meanwhile, the average download speed for mobile increased 21 per cent over the year to 25.21 Mbps, and upload speed was up 18 per...