Canada is the richest country in the world, but Canadians aren’t getting the best service.
That’s according to the latest data from the Global Internet Index.
Canada ranked 15th in the list, ahead of the U.S., Germany, Japan and France.
The report was compiled by Canadian telecom company Bell Canada, which is the biggest provider of internet service in Canada.
The data is based on a survey of more than 4,000 Canadians in 2017.
Bell has been looking to improve its internet offerings in Canada for years.
In 2015, it launched the country’s first fibre-optic internet network.
The next year, the company launched its high-speed internet service, which provides the same speeds as a high-definition cable TV package.
Bell’s internet service has seen a number of upgrades since then, including a new fibre-coaxial (FCoC) network, which offers speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
Canada is the fifth-largest country in terms of population, and in 2017, it surpassed the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in terms (if not the most) of people using mobile internet.
But, according to Bell, the average Canadian doesn’t have access to the best online service.
“The average Canadian uses fewer than 1 gigabyte of internet every day,” Bell Canada wrote in its report.
“If you can afford it, there’s no reason to not use the internet.”
Bell’s latest report on the internet was released on Tuesday, and it found that Canadians are struggling to get access to broadband internet in their communities.
More than two-thirds of Canadians who responded to the survey had a high school education or less, compared to just under half of Canadians aged 25 to 64.
That suggests that many Canadians are choosing to drop out of school to get internet.
Bell noted that many parents of students who are unable to afford internet access have opted to send their children to private schools or charter schools.
As the report notes, “most Canadians are getting good internet service and a high level of connectivity at the lowest possible cost.”
Bell Canada CEO Robyn Kiefer said in a statement that the company is proud to be a leader in the global internet market, adding that it is “working to deliver the world’s best internet to Canadians and to the world.”
“Canada is now one of only a few countries in the developed world to offer its residents access to high-quality, affordable and reliable internet access,” Kiefers statement reads.