Internet: Grow the Economy, By Boosting Internet Speed

Internet: Grow the Economy, By Boosting Internet Speed
Lebanon has one of the slowest countries in the world ranking 127th out of 130 in internet speed. Based on the Ookla internet speed tests, Lebanon averages 5.08 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 2.48 Mbps for uploads, whereas the global average speed is 41.88 Mbps for downloads and 20.36 Mbps for uploads. In addition, the average monthly cost for a 4 Mbps internet bundle in Lebanon is $17.50, making it the 21st most expensive in the world but with much slower service than the average. LIMS is currently working on a policy proposition to accelerate connection and reduce prices based on the Law 431 of 2002.