When moving home, it is now becoming more common that people look for a strong internet connection, so it is not totally unfeasible to think that slow broadband could hamper immigration numbers in the future.
The Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report said that the average speed in Australia crept over the 6Mbps barrier for the first time in the three-month period, rising by 2.6 per cent over the pace witnessed at the end of 2013.
The average was also a full 39 per cent higher than in the same quarter a year before, showing that Australia has come a long way in the past year.
However, the journey to better internet connections has just begun, and according to the table it remains in 42nd place, still far behind global leader South Korea, where internet speeds average at 23.6Mbps.
Posted by Craig Francis