Akamai Announces First Quarter 2010 State of the Internet Report

- Masan, South Korea takes spot for fastest city in the world

- Russia remains the top attack traffic source, followed by U.S. and China

- Majority of mobile providers achieve average maximum speeds greater than 2 Mbps

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today announced the release of its 1st Quarter, 2010 State of the Internet report available for download at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet. Leveraging information gathered from its global server network, the Akamai report provides insight into key Internet statistics such as broadband adoption, mobile connectivity, and attack traffic, as well as trends over time. New to the report this quarter is expanded information about mobile networks, as well as a review of average maximum connection speeds.

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Highlights from Akamai's quarterly report follow:

100 Fastest Cities Worldwide

Akamai once again examined the average measured connection speed of cities around the world. After applying 'city size' (at least 50,000 unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai) and 'academic network' filters to the data, last quarter's top three cities - Berkeley, California; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Stanford, California - each disappeared from the top 100 list, with the prior quarter's fourth-place city, Masan, South Korea, moving into the top spot. Reviewing the top 100 fastest cities around the world in the first quarter of 2010 reveals the following:

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