US Internet Speeds by State

Very few outside forces can have a broad impact on CPUsage technology, but if you had to argue the one with the greatest potential impact, it would be internet speeds. Out of curiosity, we recently took a look at average internet speeds in the US….and we were fairly surprised by some of the results! Did you know that South Dakota has the 2nd fastest average download speeds in the US? California, the home of the world’s tech economy, has download speeds about 33% slower than South Dakota, on average.

So without further to do, below is a list of states and their average upload speeds, download speeds, and combined download plus upload. All figures are in Mbps, or megabits per second. The data was pulled from speedtest.net on Thursday June 14th, 2012 and comprises millions of tests over the prior 3 month period.

Rank  State  Download   Upload Total 
#1 NJ 18.00 6.31 24.31
#2 RI 14.89 8.44 23.33
#3 DE 16.42 6.85 23.27
#4 MD 15.58 5.97 21.55
#5 VA 15.31 6.22 21.53
#6 SD 17.15 4.38 21.53
#7 NY 16.12 4.50 20.62
#8 WA 15.64 4.67 20.31
#9 MA 14.86 4.82 19.68
#10 AZ 13.72 5.62 19.34
#11 FL 15.33 3.59 18.92
#12 OR 14.84 4.02 18.86
#13 ND 15.45 2.98 18.43
#14 NV 15.11 3.22 18.33
#15 CT 14.83 3.24 18.07
#16 MN 14.68 3.36 18.04
#17 UT 13.67 4.12 17.79
#18 TN 14.15 3.42 17.57
#19 NH 13.61 3.49 17.10
#20 PA 12.42 4.42 16.84
#21 GA 13.60 3.10 16.70
#22 AL 13.72 2.41 16.13
#23 CO 12.42 3.49 15.91
#24 MI 12.71 2.93 15.64
#25 CA 12.34 3.26 15.60
#26 WI 13.29 2.27 15.56
#27 IL 12.37 3.16 15.53
#28 LA 12.70 2.59 15.29
#29 SC 12.91 2.37 15.28
#30 IN 12.03 2.93 14.96
#31 KS 11.43 3.38 14.81
#32 MO 12.45 2.03 14.48
#33 NE 11.62 2.53 14.15
#34 NM 9.91 4.04 13.95
#35 NC 12.02 1.89 13.91
#36 TX 11.11 2.44 13.55
#37 HI 11.95 1.41 13.36
#38 OK 10.38 2.96 13.34
#39 IA 11.31 1.84 13.15
#40 MS 10.87 1.95 12.82
#41 VT 9.43 2.71 12.14
#42 OH 10.27 1.70 11.97
#43 DC 8.86 3.00 11.86
#44 AR 9.49 2.33 11.82
#45 ME 10.15 1.67 11.82
#46 ID 9.08 1.64 10.72
#47 MT 8.49 2.08 10.57
#48 WV 8.78 1.78 10.56
#49 WY 8.51 1.92 10.43
#50 KY 8.67 1.50 10.17
#51 AK 5.41 1.09 6.50
Average 12.55 3.29 15.85

 

One day, CPUsage will distribute jobs to high bandwidth computer owners first, and pay those computer owners a rate that takes speed into account. Great for some of you, and reason to move for others! Don’t worry, that is a ways down the road.

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