Are there any statistics about the development of average internet connection speed and request latency from households to major sites over the years?

I find this information very useful for ajax related software design (i.e. feasibility studies of several webapp use cases).

  • Are you interested in households in a specific country, or worldwide? Commented May 5, 2011 at 16:25
  • I am especially interested in European countries and the US.
    – Thomas
    Commented May 5, 2011 at 16:53

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I found good statistics at http://www.netindex.com/ but only ranging back to 2008 and with no explicit latency rate measurements.

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