Even in rural regions, consumers are best off in Baden-Württemberg: the 127 Mbit / s booked there, for example, top the speed of the capital Berlin by 28 percent.
Internet customers in the East, on the other hand, surf up to 60 Mbit / s slower than the frontrunner Mannheim. The four major cities with the highest lag are Potsdam and Erfurt with 84 Mbit / s, Magdeburg with 85 Mbit / s and Dresden with 87 Mbit / s. The southeast is also lagging behind when it comes to speed – Bavaria’s capital Munich is in 21st place with 88 Mbit / s, Nuremberg in 20th place (89 Mbit / s).
Germany ranks 33rd in the world in average monthly fixed broadband connection speeds, and 47th for mobile, according to Speedtest Global Index. By comparison, the U.S. ranks 7th and 37th, respectively.