Several signifcant Web site outages occurred during the second quarter, including problems at
Amazon.com’s e-commerce site, Slashdot.org, and several large shared hosting providers, as well as the “cloud computing” platforms delivered by Google and Amazon.com.
Akamai observed that from a global perspective, South Korea continued to have the highest measured levels of “high broadband” (>5 Mbps) connectivity. In the United States, Delaware once again topped the list, with over 65% of connections to Akamai occurring at 5 Mbps or greater. At the other end of the bandwidth spectrum, Rwanda and the Solomon Islands continued to top the list of slowest countries, with 93% or more of the connections to Akamai rom both countries occurring at below 256 Kbps. In the United States, Washington State and the District of Columbia turned in the highest percentages of sub-256 Kbps connections. However, in contrast to the international measurements, these states only saw 21% and 16% of connections below 256 Kbps, respectively."