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Top US Broadband Speeds Revealed

August 26, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Lifestyle, Services

The US of A isn’t anywhere near the top ten countries by average download and upload speeds. Top honors belong to South Korea (20.88 Mbps download speed) and… Lithuania?! (8.83 Mbps) But America enjoys a pretty decent average download speed of 5.1 Mbps, with the proud state of Delaware at the top of the curve at 9.9 Mbps.

1160562_digital_dreamsUltimately however, such performance is piss poor, especially when you consider that the US average has increased only by 1.6 Mbps since May 2007. A practical no-show for a country responsible for many of the innovations that characterize how we use the Internet today (search engines, social networks, and social media!). Here are the top and bottom five US states:

  1. Delaware – 9.9
  2. Rhode Island – 9.8
  3. New Jersey – 8.9
  4. Massachusetts – 8.7
  5. New York – 8.4
  1. Hawaii – 3.0
  2. Wyoming – 2.6
  3. Idaho – 2.6
  4. Alaska – 2.3
  5. Montana – 2.3

Both US territories (Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) ranked even lower, at 1.1 and 1.0 respectively.

In any case, we shouldn’t read too much into what the stats say. After all, those who compile such data are totally reliant on users who actually tested their connections. It’s reasonable to assume that the majority of internet users have yet to contribute to compilations such as speedtest.net’s world results. If you’ve ran your internet connection through a speed test, feel free to share the results in the comments below.

Source (Image Source)
Speedtest.net World Results

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