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Who has the fastest broadband speed in your city?

How fast is your internet? Or maybe a better question is, how slow is it?

With all the advances in technology, internet speeds can feel frustratingly sluggish. But we’ve got good news: We know which providers on fixed internet and mobile internet have the fastest download and upload speeds in your neck of the woods.

That’s thanks to Ookla, a crowdsourced initiative that continually measures the speed of internet connections. Their results are both encouraging and somewhat disappointing.

First, the not-so-great news. The United States overall continues to lag other countries: The U.S. ranks No. 15 among all countries for download speeds and 24th for upload speeds. For mobile, it’s No. 44 for download speeds and No. 65 for uploads.

The great news is that internet speeds are getting a lot faster. Mobile download speeds in the first half of 2017 are up 19.2 percent over last year. Fixed-line speeds are also rising (see image below).

Fixed Speeds

(Source: http://www.speedtest.net/reports/united-states/#fixed)

The United States, of course, is a massive country in terms of size. That’s why smaller countries often have faster speeds. It’s easier to install the needed infrastructure in a tiny space than it is over vast swaths of farmland, suburbs and cities.

So, speeds vary quite a bit depending on where you live and which internet providers you use. So, how do your city and provider rank?

Superfast Internet Speeds

Internet speeds are getting faster in almost all parts of the country, according to Ookla’s most recent measurement. But you care about speeds where you live, right?

Fortunately, internet providers are laying down the infrastructure needed to provide faster, more affordable connections. For instance, Verizon FiOS now offers a gigabit package for $69.

But, when it comes to fixed-line speeds, Xfinity has Ookla’s highest score. (See below.)

Speed Score - Nationwide

Fastest ISPs by City

Q1-Q2 2017

City speeds based on average speeds for all results. ISP speeds based on Speed Score for all results.
CityDownload (Mbps)Upload (Mbps)Fastest ISPSpeed Score
Albuquerque, NM67.759.96XFINITY
83.10
Anaheim, CA69.6817.19Spectrum
73.50
Anchorage, AK69.7613.64GCI
74.70
Arlington, TX64.5715.40Spectrum
71.00
Atlanta, GA94.0849.61Google Fiber
220.70
Aurora, CO85.0414.99XFINITY
91.80
Austin, TX115.5462.36Google Fiber
199.90
Bakersfield, CA66.6214.83Spectrum
64.30
Baltimore, MD66.689.86XFINITY
73.50
Baton Rouge, LA61.3419.11Cox
60.50
Boise, ID55.318.09Cable ONE
72.50
Boston, MA82.2622.99XFINITY
77.80
Buffalo, NY32.569.48Spectrum
30.60
Chandler, AZ78.6026.80Cox
70.30
Charlotte, NC102.5359.02Google Fiber
224.00
Chesapeake, VA76.4345.22Verizon Fios
75.90
Chicago, IL67.2622.98RCN
81.70
Chula Vista, CA74.7227.92Cox
71.00
Cincinnati, OH42.8414.58Spectrum
38.70
Cleveland, OH40.1611.69Spectrum
35.00
Colorado Springs, CO70.0910.25XFINITY
86.90
Columbus, OH47.989.28WOW!
46.40
Corpus Christi, TX62.1811.14Grande Communications
74.10
Dallas, TX81.2239.66AT&T Internet
72.60
Denver, CO70.3922.32XFINITY
79.70
Detroit, MI60.0928.23Rocket Fiber
217.60
Durham, NC82.8327.87AT&T Internet
209.40
El Paso, TX37.8310.92Spectrum
34.60
Fort Wayne, IN42.8725.84XFINITY
54.10
Fort Worth, TX63.2028.54Frontier
61.50
Fremont, CA66.8713.55XFINITY
66.30
Fresno, CA60.8910.12XFINITY
68.30
Garland, TX72.2928.57Spectrum
76.20
Gilbert, AZ73.8015.89Cox
69.50
Glendale, AZ53.9312.79Cox
61.90
Greensboro, NC86.5332.48North State
139.30
Henderson, NV82.3415.96Cox
74.20
Hialeah, FL52.8418.60AT&T Internet
57.70
Honolulu, HI70.0317.48Spectrum
67.80
Houston, TX71.9423.81Suddenlink
78.90
Indianapolis, IN58.8718.58MetroNet
126.50
Irvine, CA89.3834.66AT&T Internet
114.30
Irving, TX76.8433.33AT&T Internet
77.80
Jacksonville, FL64.8117.29AT&T Internet
58.80
Jersey City, NJ84.6453.46XFINITY
72.40
Kansas City, MO131.39117.44Google Fiber
170.10
Laredo, TX26.894.50Spectrum
35.10
Las Vegas, NV80.3217.98Cox
70.70
Lexington, KY65.6614.23Spectrum
65.80
Lincoln, NE53.7124.15Allo
117.10
Long Beach, CA55.5132.55Spectrum
54.30
Los Angeles, CA73.2916.41Spectrum
73.70
Louisville, KY71.0324.42Spectrum
65.00
Lubbock, TX92.4218.77Suddenlink
81.60
Madison, WI45.7010.96Spectrum
41.10
Memphis, TN40.2012.99XFINITY
37.40
Mesa, AZ66.0013.74Cox
64.90
Miami, FL66.0033.10Webpass
124.40
Milwaukee, WI35.779.27Spectrum
31.90
Minneapolis, MN65.5146.22US Internet
87.70
Nashville, TN88.9138.98AT&T Internet
81.90
New Orleans, LA59.7512.82Cox
59.10
New York, NY83.6740.55RCN
101.50
Newark, NJ73.0846.79Verizon Fios
69.90
Norfolk, VA63.2713.28Cox
60.40
North Las Vegas, NV81.8814.72Cox
74.60
Oakland, CA66.9521.07Webpass
149.10
Oklahoma City, OK78.4019.78Cox
68.60
Omaha, NE57.8217.78Cox
54.00
Orlando, FL66.9629.72Spectrum
70.70
Philadelphia, PA78.7140.78XFINITY
70.80
Phoenix, AZ69.5624.43Cox
69.70
Pittsburgh, PA68.4937.85XFINITY
70.70
Plano, TX69.9937.04AT&T Internet
82.50
Portland, OR75.4124.11XFINITY
76.20
Raleigh, NC87.1334.59Google Fiber
192.00
Reno, NV48.377.65Spectrum
53.10
Richmond, VA73.8745.00Verizon Fios
67.80
Riverside, CA53.6912.67Spectrum
57.40
Sacramento, CA65.6317.13XFINITY
73.50
San Antonio, TX82.1331.49Spectrum
73.10
San Bernardino, CA69.9617.43Spectrum
63.60
San Diego, CA66.9720.73Cox
65.10
San Francisco, CA104.5341.80Sonic
208.50
San Jose, CA78.5820.85XFINITY
72.60
Santa Ana, CA63.2012.29Spectrum
64.60
Scottsdale, AZ85.9242.49Cox
80.50
Seattle, WA92.6149.57Wave G
195.00
St Paul, MN58.2922.14XFINITY
71.70
St. Louis, MO71.1627.36AT&T Internet
60.60
St. Petersburg, FL62.0217.33Spectrum
51.20
Stockton, CA67.6312.40XFINITY
73.50
Tampa, FL61.2432.36Spectrum
57.50
Toledo, OH31.856.72Buckeye CableSystem
31.00
Tucson, AZ53.318.69Cox
62.30
Tulsa, OK62.1213.85Cox
61.00
Virginia Beach, VA72.6639.15Verizon Fios
75.60
Washington, DC78.8331.91RCN
84.70
Wichita, KS57.4911.24Cox
53.60
Winston-Salem, NC89.1238.06AT&T Internet
109.70

Fastest Mobile Internet

Speed Score - Nationwide

Do you want to see how your mobile provider stacks up in your city or town? See Ookla’s interactive Speedtest map here. (Scroll down halfway until you see a map of the United States.)

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