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12. United Kingdom
While London's startup hub known as Tech City is gaining attention, it still lags far behind the success of Silicon Valley. But one area where the U.K. has nearly caught up with the U.S. is Internet speed.
The average peak speed for the U.K. reached 36.3 megabits per second, almost double the global average and nearly even with the U.S. The U.K.'s average was 12 percent faster than the previous quarter and an impressive 53 percent speedier than a year ago.