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Stop freaking out about your Internet speeds

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:56PM EST
How Fast Is My Internet

Yes, slow Internet is extremely annoying — unless you intentionally pull a prank on your kids to get them to do homework and chores — and 3G might seem like it’s awfully slow when you know there’s a 4G LTE connection within reach. But current data speeds are certainly much better than they were a few years ago, even though it can seem like wireless carriers and ISPs are taking their time with network enhancements — though sure, some are much better at it than others.

Before you freak out about your Internet speeds again though, you should check out the following graphic, put together by U.K. carrier Lycamobile, that shows you how Internet speed on your mobile evolved.

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The company looks at data speeds starting in the 1980s, all the way to 2020, when even faster 5G technologies should be deployed.

The infographic also shows how long it takes to download certain files, including images, music, location data, games or videos, depending on theoretical max speeds. Check out the full image below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.