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Who has the fastest broadband speed in your city?

Who has the fastest broadband speed in your city?
Prasit Rodphan | Dreamstime

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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