Geography isn't the only thing that separates one U.S. state from another. You might be surprised to learn that average Internet speeds vary widely from state to state. A "State of the Internet" report released by cloud computing company Akamai Technologies revealed the states with the fastest and slowest average internet speed.
Check out if your state has the slowest or fastest internet speed, and stick around for a graph showing you the states with the fastest and slowest internet on the third page.
10 states with the slowest average Internet speed
- Alaska: 7 MPBS
- Arkansas: 7.3 MPBS
- Kentucky: 7.3 MPBS
- Montana: 7.3 MPBS
- West Virginia: 7.5 MPBS
- Mississippi: 7.6 MPBS
- New Mexico: 7.6 MPBS
- Missouri: 7.7 MPBS
- Louisiana: 7.7 MPBS
- Idaho: 7.7 MPBS
So, the state with the slowest Internet gets about 6 megabits per second less than what the states with the fastest Internet are working with.
Find out how close your Internet is to your state average with this simple speed test tool.
Top 10 states with the fastest average Internet speed
- Virginia: 13.7 Mbps
- Delaware: 13.1 Mbps
- Massachusets: 13.1 Mbps
- Rhode Island: 12.9 Mbps
- Washington D.C.: 12.8 Mbps
- Washington (state): 12.5 Mbps
- New Hampshire: 12.3 Mbps
- Utah: 12.1 Mbps
- Michigan: 11.8 Mbps
- Connecticut: 11.7 Mbps
As an Arizona resident, I have to say that I'm a little disappointed at how much faster Internet gets as you go east. Hopefully, hyper-fast fiber optic services like Google Fiber will bump those averages and help states with slower Internet clear the gap.
This graph depicts how fast or slow your internet is compared to the other 50 states. The graph uses Akamai's information to bring you a visual depiction of which states have the fastest and slowest average Internet speeds.
Related: Want to see how America stacks up against the rest of the world? Check out this global internet speed comparison.