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Friday, January 31, 2014

INTERNET in Costa Rica - "Does not meet requirements" based on worldwide standards - Costa Rica ranked #101 out of 128!

"All these companies like Google or Facebook built its business on data and what we do is extract the value of that information. To this, I call science data, "said Arnold Müller.

More proof to what most of us already know - the internet connection in Costa Rica SUCKS MUCH of the time compared to the rest of the world!!   Costa Rica only ranked above Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela for the America's!!!

This is something VERY IMPORTANT for people to know that are considering moving to Costa Rica and that rely on good solid internet service for their work.
(sorry - this was translated in Translate.Google.com)

To see a copy of the FULL report go to:


"Does not meet requirements" to be in the rankings!

Costa Rica with lousy note speed Internet, as global count

The firm Akamai Technologies Inc, Internet solutions made a report on the "State of the Internet" more than 100 countries, including Costa Rica and found that Costa Rica's connection was not very good.

A Global level, Costa Rica was ranked number 101 of 128 countries analyzed. To report the data collected in the last quarter of 2013, but were analyzed.
In fact, the paper concludes that our country did not meet requirements to be part of it.
The study indicated that the rate of Internet connectivity started with a global average of 3.6 megabytes per second (Mbps), an increase of 29%. The region highlighted Ecuador, while South Korea did globally with a connection speed of 22.1 Mbps
But Costa Rica speed Internet connection started at 2.1 Mbps
"The report provides comprehensive information on key statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, and the adoption and availability of broadband, among many others," said the firm.
Furthermore, while the data traffic on mobile devices grew by 80%. This reflects that the world is increasingly connected faster and through smartphones.

 In America, the report found a decrease in terms of connection speeds, located at the Costa Rica with 19% loss in that period.
  In Latin America, Mexico and Ecuador, with speeds of 3.9 Mbps and 3.6 Mbps, respectively, are the only countries in the region that are in line with the world average.

SOURCE (AND the original Spanish version):  CRHoy.com/costa-rica-con-pesima-nota-en-velocidad-de-internet-segun-conteo-mundial-y0n5n8x

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