Asia is solidifying its place as the world's epicenter for top-speed Internet access, according to the latest research from Akamai Technologies expected to be published later today. The top four places, ranked by their average peak connection speeds, were in Asia. Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Singapore had the speediest broadband, in that order, according to the study that looked at traffic flowing through Akamai's global network from July through September. With Taiwan ranking No. 8, regions or countries in Asia made up half of the top 10.