Nigerian internet beats New York’s

March 27, 2012 • Top Stories

According to Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Nigeria’s internet speed is faster than New York’s.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. (image:

Wales tweeted yesterday, “Broadband speed in Nigeria. Beats New York City”, with a link to the results of his speed test (see below).

Wales arrived in Lagos yesterday and is set to address the Youth Marketer Convergence Conference (YMC 2.0) which runs from 27-28 March.

Wales later posted another tweet saying: “To clarify my earlier tweet – I know this speed is not representative of broadband across Nigeria! But it is real bandwidth and the future!” (see below).

Nico Gous

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