Canada’s Internet performance lags in Oxford study

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Canada fared poorly in Oxford University’s second annual global study of broadband connection quality. Canada ranked 30th in download speeds, 31st in upload speeds, and 17th in “leadership,” a measure that combined speed and access. The study drew on 24 million records from actual broadband speed tests conducted by users around the world from May through July 2009 using www.speedtest.net. For more depressing details see the news release, the pdf report, and the chart-filled appendix.