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The latest heat map shows US’ states with fast and slow Internet

Recently, a new map of U.S. states with high speed internet (or low speed) has been revealed by Broadview Networks that shows all states with its internet connection. The map shows that Virginia gets more high speed internet service that speed up to 13.7 Mbps. In that report, Washington DC ranks in the fifth place with 12.8 Mbps, however Washington DC should give more priority for high speed internet since many contractors were working for the government, but it sits in fifth place.heat map

Delaware secures second place with 13.2 Mbps of high-speed internet service; the interesting fact is that, Virginia’s average speed has been dropped by 4.3 Mbps when compared to previous years. Even though, Virgina secures first place in the study.


Massachusetts users also enjoy high speed broadband, it receives an average speed of 13.1 Mbps and people from Rhode Island enjoys broadband speed upto 12.9 Mbps. Alaska lies in the last place on the list, it receives only speed of 7.3 Mbps and Kentucky as well as Montana also receives an average speed of 7.3 Mbps.

Silicon Valley homeland, California receives an average speed of 10.9 Mbps, it shows homeland of Apple, Google, Intel and Facebook receives a lower speed than Utah and North Dakota. The report says Utah receives an average speed of 12.1 Mbps and Wisconsin receives an average broadband internet speed of 11.7 Mbps.

From the above image, it is clearly shown that Virginia receives high speed internet and got first place in the reports. And Alaska receives 7.3 Mbps of average speed and got last position in the list.

These are the top 10 states with fastest internet:

  1. Virginia (13.7 Mbps)
  2. Delaware (13.1 Mbps)
  3. Massachusetts (13.1 Mbps)
  4. Rhode Island (12.9 Mbps)
  5. Washington, DC (12.8 Mbps)
  6. Washington (12.5 Mbps)
  7. New Hampshire (12.3 Mbps)
  8. Utah (12.1 Mbps)
  9. Michigan (11.8 Mbps)
  10. Connecticut (11.7 Mbps)

These are the states with lowest average internet speed:

  1. Alaska (7.0 Mbps)
  2. Kentucky (7.3 Mbps)
  3. Arkansas (7.3 Mbps)
  4. Montana (7.3 Mbps)
  5. West Virginia (7.5 Mbps)
  6. New Mexico (7.6 Mbps)
  7. Mississippi (7.6 Mbps)
  8. Idaho (7.7 Mbps)
  9. Missouri (7.7 Mbps)
  10. Louisiana (7.7 Mbps)

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