It is true that internet speed in North America is slower than other parts of the world. There are a few regulatory reasons for this and some of the reasons are also technological. That said, it would be inaccurate to assume that the internet speed in North America is outrageously slow. If it was, then there would not be the huge amount of internet commerce that is so common in North America. In truth, the internet speed here might be slow for downloading, but the basic functions one uses the internet for can be performed with relatively little trouble.