State of The Internet Map Shows America’s Hot And Not So Hot Broadband Speeds Across The Country
States that appear green have the fastest average Internet speed, and the darker the green, the faster the speed. On the opposite end of the broadband spectrum, states that appear red have the slowest average connections, and the darker the red, the slower the service. Check it out:
Source: Broadview Networks via data from Akamai (click to enlarge)
Both Delaware and Massachusetts also boast comparatively fast service on average at 13.1Mbps for each, followed by Rhode Island (12.9Mbps) and Washington D.C. (12.8Mbps) rounding out the top 5 fastest locations.
States with slower speeds tend to be either less populated, have less money, or both. Many are concentrated in the southern portion of the U.S., such as Louisiana (7.7Mbps), Kentucky (7.3Mbps), and Arkansas (7.3Mbps).
There's plenty more to digest in Akamai's report (PDF).