How we created a dashboard on internet speed in Europe

What’s the average internet speed in Europe? Our new dashboard shows the extent of the digital divide between, and within, European countries – here’s how it was made and what's the key R code behind it.

Published On: March 25th, 2021

Joining tiles with European administrative units

In order to get a sense of the state of internet speed across Europe, I joined Ookla data with the shapefiles of Europe’s Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS), and Local Administrative Units (LAU).

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Matching municipalities (LAU) with regions (NUTS 2)

To match European municipalities with higher administrative units I relied on the systematization of Eurostat correspondence tables made here by EDJNet. In this way I could assign European cities to their respective sub-national level administrative units and compare the differences among European regions.

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