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World Internet Speeds

Based on user and ISP speed tests this website has a good indication of the internet speeds around the world.

Speedtest.net - World Results

It could be used to estimate if you will be able to upload/download photos or just access email from your country of choice.

I find it interesting to note that South Korea wins hands down in the internet speed stakes.
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Depends entirely where you live. I live too far from the exchange to have broadband
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Run the speed test yourself

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Depends entirely where you live. I live too far from the exchange to have broadband
Well then to help others how about you run the test from your location and save the results, if not for yourself then for everyone else.
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Interesting. South Korea was obvious, but who would have thought that Lithuania is in 2nd place and countries like Romania and Moldova make it to the top 10! Well, and the US or Canada are not among the top 15 while, sadly, Argentina (where I'll be the next 2 months) is only #81 in download speed :-(
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