Akamai: Average U.S. Peak Broadband Speed Hits 70.8 Mbps

The average U.S. peak broadband speed was 70.8 Mbps in the third quarter of 2016 – an increase of 23% over the same period a year earlier, according to the latest Akamai “State of the Internet” report, released today. The average peak connection speed is...Learn More

Global OTT Content Revenues to Reach $53.2 Billion by Year-End

Global OTT content revenues will increase from $47.7 billion in 2015 to $53.2 billion by year-end 2016, according to a new market research report from Future Market Insights. The roster of market leaders is chock full of big, high-tech brand names, including Akamai, Amazon, Apple,...Learn More

Rio Olympics OTT Video Stats: NBC and Akamai Stream 3.3 Billion Minutes

One hundred million unique users tapped into NBC’s digital coverage for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. NBC, in partnership with Akamai, racked up some impressive Rio Olympics OTT video stats. The companies set industry milestones in terms of coverage and the amount of digital video...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. 15 Mbps Broadband Adoption Up 63% Over Last Year

More than a third (35%) of U.S. broadband users experienced average connection speeds of 15 Mbps or higher in the first quarter of 2016, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. That’s an increase in the 15 Mbps broadband adoption rate of 63%...Learn More

DDoS Attack Data: Gaming Companies Were the Biggest Target

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to increase in number and frequency, as well as in size and sophistication, in 1Q’16, according to DDoS attack data from Akamai. The company thwarted more than 4,500 DDoS attacks in 1Q, an increase of 125 percent. The...Learn More

Open-IX Pursues Lower-Reliability Edge Data Center Standards

At a time when some data center operators are trying to one-up each other on reliability, it might seem surprising to learn that open standards organization Open-IX is moving in the opposite direction. The organization is working on edge data center standards that would be...Learn More

Akamai Sees Surge in 15 Mbps+ Broadband Adoption

More and more U.S. broadband users are adopting higher speed connections, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report, released today and based on data from the fourth quarter of 2015. In particular, researchers found large increases in adoption of speeds that are...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. Average Broadband Speed Reaches 11.7 Mbps

The average broadband connection speed in the U.S. was 11.7 Mbps for the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report. That’s a slight increase of 1% since first quarter and an increase of 2.2% over the same period...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. Average Peak Broadband Speed is Nearly 50 Mbps

The U.S. average peak broadband speed in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 49.4 Mbps according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report. The U.S. average connection speed was 11.1 Mbps for that period, Akamai said. While average connection speed measures the average...Learn More

Akamai Sees 9% Jump in Average U.S. Broadband Speed in One Quarter

Despite a 9% increase in a single quarter, the U.S. fell off Akamai’s latest list of the 10 countries with the highest average broadband connection rates, released today. The average U.S. broadband speed was 10.5 Mbps for the reporting period, which was based on measurements...Learn More

Akamai: Average U.S. Broadband Speed Hits 10 Mbps Milestone

The average U.S. broadband connection speed set a new record in the fourth quarter of 2013, reaching a milestone rate of 10 Mbps, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report released today. That was an increase of 2% over the previous quarter,...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. Broadband Connectivity Plateau?

U.S. broadband connectivity rates showed virtually no change between the first and second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet Report, released this month. The average U.S. broadband connection speed was 8.7 Mbps in the second quarter, Akamai said. That’s...Learn More

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