A new Akamai report on broadband coverage (pdf) indicates that the United States is now in tenth place in terms of average broadband speeds. The average US subscriber broadband speed was 18.7 Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, an 8.8% increase over the previous quarter and a 22% increase over the same period a year earlier. Those bumps are largely courtesy of cable deployment of faster gigabit-capable DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades. Just under half (48%) of US connections were at speeds above 15 Mbps, including 21% that were at speeds above 25 Mbps.

Source: At 18.7 Mbps, US 10th in Average Global Broadband Speeds | DSLReports, ISP Information