May 08 2018

The Average Internet Connection Speed of Every State: 2018

Where does your state stand when it comes to internet speed?

While the average internet speed across the country has grown exponentially in the last few years, coming in at around 18.7 megabits per second according to “Akamai’s State of the Internet: Q1 2017 Report,” there are still large disparities between what many states have come to expect from their connectivity.

With speeds coming in at 28.1 megabits per second on average, Washington, D.C., has the fastest internet in the U.S., according to Akamai’s quarterly report, with Delaware coming in second with average speeds of 25.2Mbps.

Meanwhile, Idaho, New Mexico and Mississippi, the states with the slowest average connection speeds in the nation, don’t have access to speeds above 13Mbps on average.

While Washington, D.C.’s connection speeds nearly match average speeds in the No.1-ranked country, South Korea (28.6Mbps), according to Akamai, the U.S. ranks just 10th in the world in the category because of its imbalance from state to state.

Below, you’ll find an interactive map of the average connection speed of each of the 50 states — an update of our popular 2013 article. Take a gander at where your state stands.

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