In the internet age, all we need is speed. Streaming, buffering and downloading… for all we need is a good internet speed. A new study has found that the internet speeds in the US have increased in 2014 from previous year.
According to the study conducted for the US, Virginia topped the survey with the fastest internet service of 13.7 megabits per second. But the last position holder is Alaska with the slowest average internet speed of 7.0 megabits per second.
If talk about the fastest Internet speed in the world, South Korea ranks first with speed of 23.6 mbps per second.
If we observe closely, the five states toping the chart have few things in common. All the five states with the fastest average internet speeds have smaller area. If go by the logic, it is much easier to wire up a smaller state with fewer people than the larger one.
Virginia is followed by Delaware (13.1 mbps), Massachusetts (13.1), Rhode Island (12.9), Washington, D.C., (12.8) and Washington state (12.5) in fastest average internet speed.
Alaska on the other hand is trailed by Arkansas (7.3 mbps), Kentucky (7.3), Montana (7.3), and West Virginia (7.5). New York (11.5 mbps), California (10.9), Texas (9.4).
The report said, “In contrast to the overwhelmingly negative nature of the quarterly changes, year-over-year changes in average peak connection speeds were completely positive, and rather strong, among the top 10 states. Across the group, yearly increases ranged from 13 percent in New York to an impressive 68 percent in Maryland. Year-over-year changes were also overwhelmingly positive across the whole country, with only Ohio and Vermont seeing lower speeds.”
Some of the most populous states in the United States like New York are found in the middle of the list of average internet speed. New York has 11.5MBps internet speed and is ranked 14th fastest in the United States.