Internet speed has been a hot topic in the news as of late, with major providers intentionally throttling speeds and the heated debate surrounding net neutrality. It isn’t surprising that so many people are interested in the topic. After all, the internet occupies much of an American’s daily life. From work to pleasure, it’s seemingly everywhere. But we all know that simply having internet access doesn’t cut it – the speed have to be fast and consistent. We at Broadview Networks aren’t any different, we love fast internet as much as we love cloud phone systems. That’s why we’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map.
Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state. The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds. It’s no surprise that the Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps.
Check out our map and see where your state ranks!
|State||Q1 '14 Avg Mbps||QoQ Change % (Q1 '14 vs. Q4 '13)||YoY Change % (Q1 '14 vs. Q1 '13)|
Source: Akamai – “State of the Internet”
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