The Fastest and Slowest Cities and States for Internet

The 10 Fastest and Slowest States for Internet

Wondering where internet speeds are the fastest? Or maybe you want to avoid the states where loading websites is like watching paint dry? We can help.

We analyzed over three million speed tests taken on HighSpeedInternet.com to find out which states have the fastest—and slowest—average internet speeds. Here’s what we found.

The fastest and slowest states for internet map.

States with the fastest average internet speeds:

  1. Maryland – 84.1 Mbps
  2. Delaware – 80.9 Mbps
  3. New Jersey – 76.3 Mbps
  4. D.C. – 75.2 Mbps
  5. Virginia – 74.5 Mbps
  6. Rhode Island – 74.5 Mbps
  7. Massachusetts – 73.6 Mbps
  8. Colorado – 70.9 Mbps
  9. Washington – 67.3 Mbps
  10. California – 67.2 Mbps

States with the slowest average internet speeds:

  1. Alaska – 20.6 Mbps
  2. Montana – 30.1 Mbps
  3. Maine – 30.8 Mbps
  4. Idaho – 30.9 Mbps
  5. Wyoming – 33.3 Mbps
  6. South Dakota – 33.3 Mbps
  7. Iowa – 35.8 Mbps
  8. Arkansas – 37.3 Mbps
  9. Mississippi – 37.9 Mbps
  10. Hawaii – 38.1 Mbps

The 10 Fastest and Slowest Cities for Internet

Some US households have access to gigabit internet, which is fast enough to stream movies on 20 devices at the same time. Other households barely have enough bandwidth to stream a single YouTube video. So, which cities have the edge on speed? And which ones are lagging behind?

The fastest and slowest cities for internet map.

Cities with the fastest average internet speeds:

  1. Whitestone, NY – 138.4 Mbps
  2. Elkridge, MD – 114.0 Mbps
  3. Merrick, NY – 112.0 Mbps
  4. Odenton, MD – 109.9 Mbps
  5. Halethorpe, MD – 109.0 Mbps
  6. Pasadena, MD – 108.3 Mbps
  7. Somerset, NJ – 107.8 Mbps
  8. Pacifica, CA – 106.5 Mbps
  9. Merchantville, NJ – 106.4 Mbps
  10. Long Island City, NY – 105.8 Mbps

Cities with the slowest average internet speeds:

  1. Stowe, VT – 7.3 Mbps
  2. Española, NM – 7.7 Mbps
  3. Ville Platte, LA – 7.8 Mbps
  4. Oneonta, AL – 8.6 Mbps
  5. Kingston, WA – 9.2 Mbps
  6. Elko, NV – 9.5 Mbps
  7. Foley, AL – 10.1 Mbps
  8. New Richmond, WI – 10.2 Mbps
  9. Wasilla, AK – 10.4 Mbps
  10. Vashon, WA – 10.9 Mbps

Methodology

Our data analysts at HighSpeedInternet.com analyzed two million speed test results. They took the average of every city in the US and ranked them from fastest to slowest.

Author -

After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Utah, Kristin learned to geek speak while working as a technical recruiter, interviewing software developers and tech companies. For over 20 years, she has created award-winning content for technology, health, and finance companies. Kristin is an advocate for affordable internet for all and writes about rural internet solutions, satellite internet news, and tech products at SatelliteInternet.com. Her work has been featured in New York Post, PCMag, Forbes, Business Insider, Telecompetitor, Space.com, and The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.

Editor - Cara Haynes

Cara Haynes has been editing and writing in the digital space for seven years, and she's edited all things internet for HighSpeedInternet.com for five years. She graduated with a BA in English and a minor in editing from Brigham Young University. When she's not editing, she makes tech accessible through her freelance writing for brands like Pluralsight. She believes no one should feel lost in internet land and that a good internet connection significantly extends your life span.

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