"October 2014 consumers received 76% of the advertised speed (the same as 2013). Differences were smaller in cable (86.5%) and FTTx (83%) than in DSL (63.3%)." Note from report p13:
"this compares poorly to the USA’s average of 101% of advertised download speed... actual download speeds attained in Europe were considerably higher than those in the USA
- xDSL services averaged 8.27Mbps in Europe and 7.67Mbps in the US.
- Cable services averaged 66.57Mbps in Europe and 25.48Mbps in the US.
- [FTTx] averaging 53.09Mbps and US achieving 41.35Mbps."
Sadly even if headlines are higher (presumably because generally EU is more urban with shorter local loops) the false advertising continues...and we have far more DSL than the US, which brings our average down. 'via Blog this'