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Post by Eorl @ 10:35am 22/01/15 | 4 Comments
Valve has updated their Steam Stats page with a new, fresh-looking feature that lets you check the data rates for various ISPs around the world, by country or region.

As you would expect thanks to our shambled NBN plans, Australia isn't doing the greatest in terms of ISP speeds, with our average download rate sitting at 6.6 Mbps. Compare that to the United States or Japan, which have 16.7 Mbps and 33.5 Mbps, and its quite an embarrassment.

Alongside download rates, the stats page also offers an insight at each country's respective 'Total Bytes', with Australia sitting at 1.5 Petabytes. To put that into perspective, 1.5 Pb is 1572864 gigabytes. The filters can be applied to regions, countries, or US states. Clicking on any country will bring down a list of ISPs and their respective download rate.

Check it out through the new Steam Stats page.

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Latest Comments
Posted 12:50pm 22/1/15
I get 8.5 if other countries have better speeds and have the same copper cables as we do then maybe our inter-tubes are being deliberately throttled.
Posted 01:44pm 22/1/15
Kazakhstan beats us lol.

In the meantime sweet sweet fiber optic cables were being laid down my street this morning. Good times a coming.
Posted 10:24am 23/1/15
I am lucky if I get 300KB down from steam.. s***** internode ADSL.
Posted 10:32am 23/1/15
Telstra and Optus show a larger speed boost. I'm guessing it's because of Cable, which steam doesn't differentiate.
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