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Where you should live if you want America’s fastest Internet service

Fastest Internet Speeds By State

What parts of America have the fastest broadband connections? The short answer is “Delaware.” The slightly longer answer is “somewhere in the northeastern U.S.” The Connectivist has posted data of peak connection speeds for every state in America and has found that the fastest services are in the eastern part of the country, led by Delaware and followed by Virginia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In fact, the only state in the top 10 that isn’t on the eastern seaboard is Washington, which has a peak connection speed of 56.6Mbps.

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Of course, there is one big caveat to this data: These are peak connection speeds, which are obviously much higher than the typical speeds that you experience on a daily basis with your home Internet service. Nonetheless, it’s encouraging to see the peak connection speeds rising at a healthy clip in a lot of the U.S., especially in Kansas, which saw its peak connection speed rise by 90% year-over-year. Of course, a lot of this rise has to do with the presence of Google Fiber, which first set up shop in Kansas City and has slowly been spreading out to surrounding areas, including suburbs in both Kansas and Missouri.

To check out the full rankings, check out The Connectivist’s page by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.