Pando Networks, a TriplePoint client with some serious connections, has issued a new report on the state of American broadband speeds in 2011. The main takeaway is thus: If you don’t live in Rhode Island, your download speeds just aren’t the best. You’ll just have to live with that knowledge, and any inferiority complexes it may produce.
From the press release (which you could access so much more quickly in Rhode Island):
By state, the fastest download speeds were found in the population dense states of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic while the slowest speeds were concentrated in more rural areas. The state with the overall fastest average download speed was Rhode Island with a whopping 963KBps, definitively topping Delaware at 923KBps and New Jersey at 897KBps. Idaho recorded the slowest average speeds in the country, averaging a mere 387KBps, followed closely by Oklahoma at 443KBps and Montana at 452KBps. A surprising outlier was extremely rural South Dakota, outstripping more urban states such as Florida and Illinois with an average speed of 712KBps.
More statistics await you here.
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