List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

states with the fastest Internet speeds

When you think about which states have the fastest Internet speeds, Virginia is probably not the one which would first come to mind, but it’s the state with the fastest average Internet speed in the US at 13.7 mbps. That’s nearly double the speed of Alaska (7.0 mbps) which has the dubious honor of the slowest average Internet speed of any state.

The rankings came from Akamai which created a “State of the Internet” document (PDF) detailing the average Internet speed for each state in the US. Broadview Networks took these statistic and created a color map making the rankings much easier to visualize. Green indicates fastest speeds with the darker the green, the faste


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3 Responses to List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

  1. ben says:

    I agree, but I think it shows what states value Internet speed more than others as well. Some of the lowest speeds are in the south. I see it as a basic infrastructure need, just like good roads. If your Internet sucks, why would I ever move a business to your state?

  2. Scott says:

    Having moved from the city to the country, I love most of the things with the move, but Internet speed is one that I absolutely hate. Frustrating beyond belief.

  3. danny says:

    Oh, I feel for you. I know exactly what you’re saying. I grew up in the countryside and loved it, but I was amazed at how slow my connection was when I went to college in the city. I hate going back for that one reason alone. It sucks.

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