As per a new map of Broadband speed, it is seen that Americans seem to enjoy the slowest and fastest internet connections.
This map was assembled by OfficeSuite, an IT service firm from data in Akamal’s State of Internet. In this report, it has been shown that the top speeds are in Virgina, even though strong service is enjoyed by Pacific Northwest and New England.
The average speed of Virginia of 13.7Mbps tops the map and this is nothing shocking. The proximity of the state to Washington DC means that there are several contractors and agencies working for US government would bring the operations as well as high speed connections, that are required into the state. Indeed, Washington DC has the 5th ranking and Delaware enjoys the 2nd ranking.
Interestingly, it has been seen that even though Virginia has won the top spot, there has been a 4.3 percent drop in the average speed in comparison with the previous year. Louisiana was the only state for noting an year-over-year drop in avg. speeds.
Other states that enjoyed high speeds of broadband were Massachusetts(13.1 Mbps), the education and tech hotspot, Microsoft hub, that is the Washington State(12.5 Mbps) and Rhode Island(12.9 Mbps).
Some of the worst speeds were seen by the states in sparsely populated areas. The 7Mbps average speed of Alaska was considered to be the lowest in the United States. Arkansas was considered to be among the worst of all continental states with an average speed of 7.3Mbps. Averages of 7.3Mbps were recorded by Montana and Kentucky.
California, which is a home to Vulture West and Silicon Valley enjoyed a 20th ranking and have an average speed of 10.9Mbps. This means that this state housing Google, Facebook, Oracle, Intel and Apple have a lower broadband speed as compared to that of North Dakota(11.7Mbps), Wisconsin(11.7Mbps) and Utah(12.1 Mbps).
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