Web startup culture and fast Internet go hand in hand, said Belson, the Akamai editor. That's why it shouldn't surprise anyone that Israel made the list. The country's average peak speed was 30.9 megabits per second.
"There's good connectivity," he said. "And there are smart, very technical people."
A recent study conducted by researcher Startup Genome found Tel Aviv to be the best place for startups behind Silicon Valley.