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A Report on Internet Speeds

in All 50 States

www.speedmatters.org
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© August, 2009
U.S Internet Speeds in 2009 Show Limited Progress and
Still Lag Behind Many Countries
speed increased by only nine-tenths of a megabit per second

T
he results of this third annual speedmatters.org sur-
vey of Internet speeds show that the U.S. has not (from 4.2 mbps to 5.1 mbps), and the average upload
made significant improvement in the speeds at speed barely changed (from 873 kbps to 1.1 mbps). At this
which residents connect to the Internet. Our nation contin- rate, it will take the United States 15 years to catch up with
ues to fall far behind other countries.1 current Internet speeds in South Korea. Moreover, the aver-
age upload speed from the speedmatters.org survey is far
Speed makes the promise of the Internet a reality. But too too slow for patient monitoring or to transmit large files
many Americans are locked into slow Internet, foreclosing such as medical records.2
access to many online applications and services.
The 2009 speedmatters.org survey also reveals that the U.S.
The 2009 speedmatters.org survey finds that the average continues to lag far behind other countries. The United
download speed for the nation was 5.1 megabits per second States ranks 28th in the world in average Internet connec-
(mbps) and the average upload speed was 1.1 mbps. These tion speeds. In South Korea, the average download speed is
speeds are just slightly faster than the 2008 speedmat- 20.4 mbps, or four times faster than the U.S. The U.S.
ters.org results of 4.2 megabits per second (mbps) down- trails Japan at 15.8 mbps, Sweden at 12.8 mbps, the
load and 873 kilobits per second (kbps) upload. In other Netherlands at 11.0 mbps, and 24 other countries that have
words, between 2008 and 2009, the average download faster broadband than we do.

U.S. Internet Speeds in All 50 States

Less than 768 kbps


768 kbps to 6 mbps
6 mbps to 10 mbps
More than 10 mbps
County boundaries

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Next-generation broadband provides enough bandwidth to
Most Americans Locked into Slow Internet
allow people to send and receive multiple video channels,
Downstream speed Percent of Speed Testers large data files, medical diagnostics, or participate in real-
time video conferencing. These activities require at least 10
< 768 kbps 18%
mbps download and upload speed. Fiber-to-the-home net-
768 kbps to 6 mbps 51% works can deliver 100 mbps in both directions.
6 mbps to 10 mbps 13%
Using the typical speeds available on today’s DSL or cable
10 mbps to 25 mbps 17% modem, it can take two hours or more to upload or down-
load an educational video, but only two minutes on an all-
> 25 mbps 2%
fiber network.
Source: speedmatters.org 2009 speed test results. Results do not add up to 100% due to
rounding. The Federal Communications Commission defines basic broadband as speeds
Similarly, at U.S. average download and upload speeds, it
greater than 768 kbps in one direction. takes about 35 minutes to download 100 pictures taken on
a family vacation and a full four hours to upload those
Moreover, people in other countries have access to much same photos. On an all-fiber 100 mbps network, it would
faster networks. Ninety percent of Japanese households take less than two minutes to upload or download the full
have access to fiber-to-the-home networks capable of 100 set of pictures.
mbps. According to the Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD), the average of
advertised speeds offered by broadband providers in Japan Why Speed Matters
was 92.8 mbps and in South Korea was 80.8 mbps down-
load. According to the OECD, the U.S. ranks 19th in the U.S. Economic Growth Depends on High-Speed
world in average advertised broadband download speed at Internet. We need high-speed Internet for our homes,
9.6 mbps.3 schools, hospitals, and workplaces. Speed defines what is
possible on the Internet. It determines whether we will have
The results of the 2009 speedmatters.org survey also show the 21st century networks we need to create the jobs of the
that most Americans continue to be locked into slow future, develop our economy, and support innovations in
Internet, while relatively few have access to truly high- telemedicine, education, public safety, energy conservation,
speed two-way connections. Eighteen percent of those who and public services to improve our lives and communities.
took the speed test recorded download speeds that were Most U.S. Internet connections today are not fast enough in
slower than 768 kbps, which does not even qualify as basic both directions to permit interactive home-based medical
broadband according to the Federal Communications monitoring, multi-media distance learning, or to send and
Commission. Another two-thirds (64 percent) of speed test receive data to run a home-based business.
participants connected at less than 10 mbps downstream,
which is not enough bandwidth for high-definition video. U.S. Trails Far Behind Other Countries. The United
Only one-fifth (19 percent) of speed test participants con- States has fallen to 15th behind other industrialized nations
nected at speeds greater than 10 mbps, with only 2 percent in the percent of the population subscribing to broadband.
of those exceeding 25 mbps downstream.4 Countries like Canada, Britain, France, Germany, and
Sweden have higher broadband subscription rates than we
Speed makes all the difference on the Internet. Current gen- do.5 In addition, other countries, like Japan, South Korea,
eration broadband, usually a DSL or cable modem connec- and Sweden, have much faster Internet connections than
tion, typically delivers from 768 kbps to 6 mbps downstream we do. People in Japan can upload a high-definition video
and less than 1 mbps upstream. These rates provide enough in 12 minutes, compared to a grueling 2.5 hours at the
capacity to send and receive e-mail, browse web sites, or U.S. average upload speed. Yet, people in Japan pay about
watch a 10-minute You-Tube video. But these speeds are not the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet
enough to handle high-definition video streaming. connection.6

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U.S. Internet is Behind the Rest of the World
Average Download Speed, 2009

United States

Germany

Netherlands

Sweden

Japan

South Korea

0 5 10 15 20 25
Sources: U.S. data is from speedmatters.org test
(megabits per second)
results. International data from speedtest.net.

Millions of Americans Don’t Have High-Speed Internet. mark legislation, Congress recognized that broadband is an
All too many Americans encounter a significant digital essential infrastructure for global competitiveness, job cre-
divide. Families in rural areas are much less likely to subscribe ation, and improvements in education, health care, public
to broadband. According to surveys, while 67 percent of safety, energy conservation, among other purposes. The
urban households and suburban households subscribe to stimulus funds are merely a down payment, and much
broadband, only 46 percent of rural households do. Similarly, more must be done.
whereas 88 percent of Americans who earn over $100,000 a
year get broadband, only 35 percent of households that earn There are a number of bold but specific steps that the U.S.
less than $20,000 subscribe. Only about one-half (54 per- should take to recover our lost leadership and competitive
cent) of middle-income families earning between $30,000 position to ensure that all residents benefit from affordable,
and $40,000 a year subscribe to broadband.7 high-speed Internet access.

1. ESTABLISH A NATIONAL POLICY GOAL. A reasonable ini-


A National Broadband Plan to tial goal would be to construct an infrastructure with
enough capacity for 10 megabits per second (mbps)
Achieve Universal, Affordable, downstream and 1 mbps upstream by 2010. New bench-
High Speed Internet marks in succeeding years should expand the number of
households capable of sending and receiving multiple
The United States is the only industrialized nation without channel high-definition video and reach the global stan-
a national policy to promote high-speed broadband. dard of 100 mbps.
Fortunately, this is about to change. In the American
2. COLLECT ROBUST AND DETAILED BROADBAND DATA.
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the economic
stimulus bill), Congress instructed the Federal Good data is essential to craft good policy. To date we
Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a national have been hampered by inadequate information about
broadband plan by February 2009. The FCC is hard at broadband deployment, adoption, speed, and prices.
work on that plan. Fortunately, the situation is about to change. The Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) has improved its
Congress also included $7.2 billion in the economic stimu- broadband data collection program, federal funds are
lus legislation for competitive grants to accelerate broad- available to states to map their broadband infrastructure,
band deployment and adoption, including up to $350 and a congressionally-mandated national broadband map
million for state broadband mapping efforts. In this land- must be completed by spring 2011.

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3. DEVELOP STATE AND REGIONAL BROADBAND PLANNING doctors to make virtual “house calls” and diagnose medical
COMMISSIONS OR TASK FORCES AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE conditions at a distance. High-speed connections enable
PARTNERSHIPS TO STIMULATE HIGH-SPEED BROAD- students to take courses hundreds of miles away, yet partic-
BAND DEPLOYMENT AND ADOPTION. A number of states ipate in class discussion, or complete job certification
have created broadband task forces, commissions, or online. Better and faster data transmission permits fire,
authorities that bring together multiple public and private police, and emergency personnel to exchange real-time
stakeholders to develop cost-effective state broadband video and data. Federal, state, and local policy makers
plans. State and regional planning is essential to create an should integrate broadband infrastructure and applications
accurate assessment, conduct analyses of barriers to into delivery of education, health, job training, public
broader deployment and adoption, target public resources safety, and other public services.
and create public-private partnerships to overcome these
barriers, and share models of successful initiatives. 7. NO CHILD OFFLINE. One-third of adults in the U.S. do not
Programs such as Connect Ohio and Connect Tennessee use the Internet, and most of them do not own a personal
demonstrate that research-based planning, demand stim- computer. Surveys indicate that the biggest barriers to
ulation, and public-private partnerships increase deploy- broadband adoption are lack of computer, high cost of
ment and adoption of broadband.8 equipment and broadband access, lack of knowledge about
how to use the technology, and lack of interest in existing
4. REFORM UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Today, universal service broadband applications.9 The federal broadband stimulus
subsidies support voice telephony. It is long past time to grants should provide important models to expand digital
reform our universal service program to support afford- literacy, develop public-interest broadband applications
able, high-speed Internet for all. The $7.2 billion stimu- and services, and provide affordable computers and broad-
lus funding provides an important laboratory to band access equipment to low-income households.
determine the most effective use of grants and low-inter-
est loans to fund network deployment in high-cost rural 8. PRESERVE AN OPEN INTERNET. We must protect free
areas and other underserved areas, and the extent to speech on the Internet so that people can go where they
which we will need on-going operating subsidies to want and download or upload what they want when they
ensure affordability. The existing universal service Lifeline want on the Internet. There should be no unreasonable
and Link-Up programs of subsidies to low-income fami- blocking of access to any websites, degradation of service,
lies for telephone service should be expanded to include or censoring any lawful content on the Internet. The
subsidy programs for Internet access and equipment, FCC should adjudicate on an expedited basis complaints
such as computers. The highly-successful E-Rate pro- alleging unreasonable discrimination by broadband or
gram of subsidies to schools, libraries, and rural health content providers, while recognizing the need for reason-
centers should continue and support the expanded band- able network management. Most important, building
width needs of these community institutions. high-capacity networks will ensure that all Americans
have fast, open access to all content on the Internet.
5. TAX INCENTIVES FOR FASTER SPEEDS. Upgrading today’s
broadband to next-generation high-speed networks will 9. SAFEGUARD CONSUMERS AND WORKERS. Public policies
require tens of billions of dollars of capital investment, should support the growth of good, career jobs as a key to
largely from the private sector. Tax incentives lower the providing quality service. Government should require pub-
cost of capital, enabling the private sector to accelerate and lic reporting of deployment, actual speed, price, and cus-
expand investment in high-speed broadband technologies. tomer service benchmarks.
This is how Japan and South Korea achieved world lead-
It is long past time to restore U.S. leadership in high-speed
ership in broadband, building nearly universal fiber-to-
Internet policy. The U.S. has a lot of ground to cover just to
the-home networks capable of delivering 100 mbps.
remain competitive with other economies that have already
6. USE BROADBAND TO ADDRESS OUR NATION’S CHAL- adopted policies that facilitate job growth, business advance-
LENGES. Broadband-enabled smart grids and smart meters ment, and individual achievement through access to the lat-
can cut energy consumption. Online two-way video allows est information technologies. Policymakers must act now to
ensure that every American gains access to the benefits of
the information age.
4 August 2009
Speed Matters on the Internet
Speed Ranges Needed for Various Online Applications

Upstream and Downstream Upstream and Downstream


Speed Range Applications Speed Range Applications

500 kbps – 1 mbps Voice over Internet Protocol telephony 5 mbps – 10 mbps File sharing (large)
Basic email IPTV-Standard Definition
Web browsing (simple sites) (multiple channels)
Streaming music Broadcast Standard Definition video
Video streaming (2-3 channels)
Low quality video (highly compressed)
High Definition video downloading
1 mbps – 5 mbps Web browsing (complex sites) Medical file sharing (basic)
Email (larger size attachments) Remote diagnosis (basic)
Remote surveillance Remote education
IPTV-Standard Definition (SD) Building control and management
(1-3 channels)
File sharing (small/medium) 10 mbps – 100 mbps Telemedicine
Digital broadcast video (1 channel) Educational services
Streaming music Broadcast video SD and some
High Definition
IPTV-High Definition
High quality telepresence
High Defintion surveillance
Smart/intelligent building control

Source: California Broadband Task Force, The State of Connectivity: Building Innovation Through Broadband, Jan. 2008 (available at www.calink.ca.gov/pdf/CBTF_FINAL_Report.pdf)

Endnotes
1 Between May 2008 and May 2009, 413,000 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands went to the speedmatters.org site
to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data.

2 There are several statistical methodologies to calculate the center of a distribution of numbers. In this 2009 report, we calculate the mean or average Internet
upload and download speeds (e.g. the sum of all speed tests divided by the number of test takers). In previous speedmatters.org reports (2007 and 2008), we
calculated the median Internet upload and download speeds. The median represents the middle value of a set of numbers (e.g. half the numbers in a series are
larger than the median and half are smaller). Since other commercial speed tests that provide international data report the mean (average), we have decided to
use the mean (average) in this 2009 report. For comparison purposes, we have re-calculated the 2008 data to show the mean (average) speeds. The U.S. data is
from speedmatters.org test results. The international data is from speedtest.net.

3 There is a difference between actual and advertised Internet speeds. The speedmatters.org speed test and the international data collected by speedtest.net
measure the actual speed of an Internet connection. The OECD data reports the average of advertised speeds offered by broadband providers in its 30 member
countries. The OECD data is useful in showing the typical speed available to households. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD
Broadband Statistics, Table 5a. (available at www.oecd.org/document/54/0,3343,en_2649_34225_38690102_1_1_1_1,00.html). See also Information Technology
and Innovation Foundation, Explaining International Broadband Leadership, May 2008 (available at www.itif.org/files/ExplainingBBLeadership.pdf).

4 Our results are consistent with other publicly available data. The Pew Internet and American Life Project reports that seven percent of Internet users have a dial-
up connection. See Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Home Broadband Adoption 2009” (available at www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/
Home-Broadband-Adoption-2009.pdf). The FCC reports on the speed of broadband infrastructure based on data supplied by broadband providers. According to
2008 FCC data, six percent of wired broadband lines are capable of delivering data at speeds below 200 kbps; 26 percent of lines can deliver data at speeds
between 200 kbps and 2.5 mbps; 60 percent of lines can deliver data at speeds between 2.5 mbps and 10 mbps; eight percent of lines can deliver data at
speeds between 10 mbps and 25 mbps; and fewer than one percent of lines can deliver data at speeds that exceed 25 mbps downstream. CWA calculations
based on FCC, “High Speed Services for Internet Access: Status as of June 30, 2008,” Table 5. 2009.
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5 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD surveys are available at www.oecd.org/document/54/0,3343,en_2649_34225_38690102_1_1_1_1,00.html)
The United States ranked 20th in broadband penetration among all countries, according to the International Telecommunications Union, World
Telecommunications Database 2008 (available at www.itu.int/ITU-D/icteye/Reporting/ShowReportFrame.aspx?ReportName=/WTI/InformationTechnologyPublic&RP_
intYear=2008&RP_intLanguageID=1).

6 Robert D. Atkinson, Daniel K. Correa, Julie K. Hedlund, Explaining International Broadband Leadership, Washington, D.C.: The Information Technology and
Innovation Foundation, May 2008 (available at http://www.itif.org/files/ExplainingBBLeadership.pdf); Derek S. Turner, “Broadband Reality Check”, Aug. 2006
(available at http://www.freepress.net/docs/bbrc2-final.pdf); CWA, “Speed Matters: Affordable, High Speed Internet for All, 2006 (available at http://files.cwa-
union.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersCWAPositionPaper.pdf).

7 Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Home Broadband Adoption 2009.” (available at http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/Home-
Broadband-Adoption-2009.pdf).

8 For more information on state initiatives, see Communications Workers of America and Alliance for Public Technology, “State Broadband Initiatives” available at
http://www.speedmatters.org/content/statepolicy/.

9 Pew Internet and American Life, “Reasons People Do Not Have Broadband at Home,” Jan. 2009 (available at /www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/Reasons-
people-do-not-have-home-broadband.aspx).

6 August 2009
Individual Speed Test Reports

State Page State Page

Alabama 8 Montana 34
Alaska 9 Nebraska 35
Arizona 10 Nevada 36
Arkansas 11 New Hampshire 37
California 12 New Jersey 38
Colorado 13 New Mexico 39
Connecticut 14 New York 40
DC 15 North Carolina 41
Delaware 16 North Dakota 42
Florida 17 Ohio 43
Georgia 18 Oklahoma 44
Hawaii 19 Oregon 45
Idaho 20 Pennsylvania 46
Illinois 21 Puerto Rico 47
Indiana 22 Rhode Island 48
Iowa 23 South Carolina 49
Kansas 24 South Dakota 50
Kentucky 25 Tennessee 51
Louisiana 26 Texas 52
Maine 27 Utah 53
Maryland 28 Vermont 54
Massachusetts 29 Virgin Islands 55
Michigan 30 Virginia 56
Minnesota 31 Washington 57
Mississippi 32 West Virginia 58
Missouri 33 Wisconsin 59
Wyoming 60

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Alabama and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Alabama Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Alabama


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Alabama Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Alabama is 772 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Alabama have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Alabama, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Alabama Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

ALABAMA 4.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Alabama Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Alabama U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 21% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 56%
6 to 10 mbps 13% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 9% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

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Alaska and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Alaska Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Alaska


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Alaska Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Alaska is 649 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Alaska have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Alaska, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Alaska Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

ALASKA 2.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Alaska Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Alaska U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 45% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 47%
6 to 10 mbps 4% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 2% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 9
Arizona and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Arizona Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Arizona


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Arizona Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Arizona is 1.4 mpbs.

Over the last year, people who live in Arizona have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Arizona, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Arizona Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

ARIZONA 5.7
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Arizona Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Arizona U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 17% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 49%
6 to 10 mbps 9% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 24% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

10 August 2009
Arkansas and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Arkansas Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Arkansas


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Arkansas Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Arkansas is 685 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Arkansas have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Arkansas, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Arkansas Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

ARKANSAS 3.1
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Arkansas Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Arkansas U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 33% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 52%
6 to 10 mbps 7% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 6% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 11
California and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet California Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- California


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
California Speed Test Results The average upload speed in California is 1.3 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in California have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in California, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

California Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

CALIFORNIA 6.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most California Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of California U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 14% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 10% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 17% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

12 August 2009
Colorado and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Colorado Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Colorado


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Colorado Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Colorado is 1.3 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Colorado have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Colorado, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Colorado Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

COLORADO 5.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Colorado Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Colorado U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 16% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 11% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 18% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 13
Connecticut and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Connecticut Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Connecticut


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Connecticut Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Connecticut is 1.4 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Connecticut


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Connecticut, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Connecticut Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

CONNECTICUT 7.1
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Connecticut Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of Connecticut International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 10%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 9% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 24% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 2%

14 August 2009
District of Columbia and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet District of Columbia Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- District of Columbia


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
District of Columbia Speed Test Results The average upload speed in District of Columbia is 2.4 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in District of


Columbia have gone to speedmatters.org to see
the speed of their Internet connection. The results
show that people who live in District of
Columbia, like those of the entire country, lag
behind. The results also show that there is a digital
divide in high-speed Internet connections.

District of Columbia Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.9 Average download speed by zip code.


There were no tests in unshaded
areas.
Most District of Columbia Residents Have
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Slow Speed International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Download Speed Range % of District of Columbia 6 mbps to 10 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 52% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
6 to 10 mbps 10% one direction. County boundaries
10 to 25 mbps 13%
Greater than 25 mbps 6%

August 2009 15
Delaware and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Delaware Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Delaware


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Delaware Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Delaware is 2.3 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Delaware have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Delaware, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Delaware Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

DELAWARE 9.9
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Delaware Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Delaware U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 13% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 30%
6 to 10 mbps 16% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 37% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

16 August 2009
Florida and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Florida Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Florida


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Florida Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Florida is 1.1 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Florida have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Florida, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Florida Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

FLORIDA 5.8
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Florida Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Florida U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 12% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 52%
6 to 10 mbps 19% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 17% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 17
Georgia and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Georgia Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Georgia


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Georgia Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Georgia is 1.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Georgia have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Georgia, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Georgia Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

GEORGIA 6.5
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Georgia Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Georgia U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 14% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 59%
6 to 10 mbps 8% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 15% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 4% one direction. County boundaries

18 August 2009
Hawaii and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Hawaii Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Hawaii


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Hawaii Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Hawaii is 684 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Hawaii have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Hawaii, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Hawaii Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

HAWAII 3.0
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Hawaii Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Hawaii U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 17% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 72%
6 to 10 mbps 11% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 0% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 19
Idaho and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Idaho Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Idaho


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Idaho Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Idaho is 608 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Idaho have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Idaho, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Idaho Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

IDAHO 2.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Idaho Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Idaho U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 25% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 67%
6 to 10 mbps 6% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 1% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

20 August 2009
Illinois and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Illinois Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Illinois


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Illinois Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Illinois is 1.6 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Illinois have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Illinois, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Illinois Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

ILLINOIS 6.4

Most Illinois Residents Have Slow Speed


Download Speed Range % of Illinois U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 18% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 49%
6 to 10 mbps 13% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 17% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 21
Indiana and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Indiana Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Indiana


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Indiana Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Indiana is 1.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Indiana have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Indiana, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a dig-
ital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Indiana Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

INDIANA 5.7
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Indiana Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Indiana U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 20% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 49%
6 to 10 mbps 12% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 17% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 2% one direction. County boundaries

22 August 2009
Iowa and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Iowa Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Iowa


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Iowa Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Iowa is 947 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Iowa have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Iowa, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Iowa Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

IOWA 4.5
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Iowa Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Iowa U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 17% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 19% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 8% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 23
Kansas and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Kansas Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Kansas


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Kansas Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Kansas is 1.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Kansas have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Kansas, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Kansas Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

KANSAS 4.9
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Kansas Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Kansas U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 16% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 54%
6 to 10 mbps 16% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 13% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

24 August 2009
Kentucky and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Kentucky Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Kentucky


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Kentucky Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Kentucky is 698 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Kentucky have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Kentucky, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Kentucky Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

KENTUCKY 4.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Kentucky Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Kentucky U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 14% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 11% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 25
Louisiana and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Louisiana Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Louisiana


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Louisiana Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Louisiana is 1.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Louisiana have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Louisiana, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Louisiana Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

LOUISIANA 6.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Louisiana Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Louisiana U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 10% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 46%
6 to 10 mbps 21% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 22% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

26 August 2009
Maine and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Maine Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Maine


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Maine Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Maine is 581 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Maine have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Maine, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Maine Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MAINE 3.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Maine Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Maine U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 23% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 56%
6 to 10 mbps 15% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 6% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 27
Maryland and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Maryland Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Maryland


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Maryland Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Maryland is 2.0 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Maryland have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Maryland, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Maryland Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MARYLAND 8.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Maryland Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Maryland U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps % International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps %
6 to 10 mbps % 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps % More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps % one direction. County boundaries

28 August 2009
Massachusetts and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Massachusetts Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Massachusetts


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Massachusetts Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Massachusetts is 2.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Massachusetts


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Massachusetts, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Massachusetts Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MASSACHUSETTS 8.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Massachusetts Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
International data from speedtest.net.
Download Speed Range % of Massachusetts 768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 13%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 42% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 11% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 32% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 2%

August 2009 29
Michigan and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Michigan Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Michigan


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Michigan Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Michigan is 1.1 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Michigan have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Michigan, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Michigan Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MICHIGAN 5.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Michigan Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Michigan U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 56%
6 to 10 mbps 10% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 14% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

30 August 2009
Minnesota and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Minnesota Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Minnesota


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Minnesota Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Minnesota is 1.5 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Minnesota


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Minnesota, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Minnesota Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MINNESOTA 5.4
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Minnesota Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Minnesota U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 22% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 52%
6 to 10 mbps 9% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 15% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 31
Mississippi and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Mississippi Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Mississippi


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Mississippi Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Mississippi is 699 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Mississippi


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Mississippi, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Mississippi Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MISSISSIPPI 3.7
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Mississippi Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Mississippi U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 21% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 61%
6 to 10 mbps 10% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 8% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

32 August 2009
Missouri and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Missouri Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Missouri


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Missouri Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Missouri is 781 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Missouri have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Missouri, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Missouri Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MISSOURI 3.9
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Missouri Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Missouri U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 63%
6 to 10 mbps 10% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 7% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 33
Montana and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Montana Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Montana


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Montana Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Montana is 522 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Montana have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Montana, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Montana Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

MONTANA 2.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Montana Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Montana U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 39% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 51%
6 to 10 mbps 7% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 2% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

34 August 2009
Nebraska and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Nebraska Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Nebraska


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Nebraska Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Nebraska is 963 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Nebraska have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Nebraska, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Nebraska Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEBRASKA 4.2
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Nebraska Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Nebraska U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 18% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 57%
6 to 10 mbps 15% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 10% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 35
Nevada and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Nevada Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Nevada


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Nevada Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Nevada is 1.3 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Nevada have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Nevada, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Nevada Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEVADA 5.7
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Nevada Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Nevada U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 21% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 49%
6 to 10 mbps 9% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 20% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

36 August 2009
New Hampshire and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet New Hampshire Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- New Hampshire


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
New Hampshire Speed Test Results The average upload speed in New Hampshire is 1.5 mbps.
Over the last year, people who live in New
Hampshire have gone to speedmatters.org to see
the speed of their Internet connection. The results
show that people who live in New Hampshire, like
those of the entire country, lag behind. The results
also show that there is a digital divide in high-
speed Internet connections.

New Hampshire Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEW HAMPSHIRE 7.2


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
areas.
Most New Hampshire Residents Have Slow
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
International data from speedtest.net.
Download Speed Range % of New Hampshire 768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 18% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 45% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 10% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
10 to 25 mbps 26% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 1%

August 2009 37
New Jersey and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet New Jersey Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- New Jersey


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
New Jersey Speed Test Results The average upload speed in New Jersey is 2.1 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in New Jersey


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in New Jersey, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

New Jersey Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEW JERSEY 8.9


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most New Jersey Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of New Jersey U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 18% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 32%
6 to 10 mbps 12% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 34% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

38 August 2009
New Mexico and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet New Mexico Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- New Mexico


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
New Mexico Speed Test Results The average upload speed in New Mexico is 940 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in New Mexico


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in New Mexico, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

New Mexico Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEW MEXICO 3.8


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most New Mexico Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of New Mexico International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 18%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 57% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 20% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 5% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

August 2009 39
New York and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet New York Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- New York


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
New York Speed Test Results The average upload speed in New York is 1.8 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in New York have
gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in New York, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

New York Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NEW YORK 8.4


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most New York Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of New York U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 16% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 36%
6 to 10 mbps 18% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 28% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

40 August 2009
North Carolina and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet North Carolina Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- North Carolina


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
North Carolina Speed Test Results The average upload speed in North Carolina is 667 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in North


Carolina have gone to speedmatters.org to see the
speed of their Internet connection. The results
show that people who live in North Carolina, like
those of the entire country, lag behind. The results
also show that there is a digital divide in high-
speed Internet connections.

North Carolina Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NORTH CAROLINA 4.5 Average download speed by zip code.


There were no tests in unshaded
areas.
Most North Carolina Residents Have Slow
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Speed International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Download Speed Range % of North Carolina 6 mbps to 10 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 15% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 59% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
6 to 10 mbps 19% one direction. County boundaries
10 to 25 mbps 7%
Greater than 25 mbps 1%

August 2009 41
North Dakota and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet North Dakota Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- North Dakota


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
North Dakota Speed Test Results The average upload speed in North Dakota is 750 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in North Dakota


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in North Dakota, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

North Dakota Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

NORTH DAKOTA 4.2


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most North Dakota Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of North Dakota International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 18%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 66% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 10% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 4% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 2%

42 August 2009
Ohio and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Ohio Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Ohio


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Ohio Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Ohio is 736 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Ohio have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Ohio, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Ohio Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

OHIO 4.4
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Ohio Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Ohio U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 21% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 51%
6 to 10 mbps 16% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 11% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 43
Oklahoma and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Oklahoma Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Oklahmoa


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Oklahoma Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Oklahoma is 1.0 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Oklahoma


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Oklahoma, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Oklahoma Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

OKLAHOMA 5.8
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Oklahoma Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Oklahoma U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 52%
6 to 10 mbps 11% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 16% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 3% one direction. County boundaries

44 August 2009
Oregon and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Oregon Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Oregon


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Oregon Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Oregon is 1.2 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Oregon have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Oregon, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Oregon Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

OREGON 4.8
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Oregon Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Oregon U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 20% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 56%
6 to 10 mbps 9% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 15% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 45
Pennsylvania and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Pennsylvania Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Pennsylvania


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Pennsylvania Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Pennsylvania is 1.4 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Pennsylvania


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Pennsylvania, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Pennsylvania Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

PENNSYLVANIA 6.5
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Pennsylvania Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of Pennsylvania International data from speedtest.net.
Less than 768 kbps 19% 768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 47% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 10% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
10 to 25 mbps 22%
one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 2%

46 August 2009
Puerto Rico and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Puerto Rico Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Puerto Rico


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Puerto Rico Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Puerto Rico is 383 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Puerto Rico


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Puerto Rico, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Puerto Rico Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

PUERTO RICO 1.0


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Puerto Rico Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
International data from speedtest.net.
Download Speed Range % of Puerto Rico 768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 52%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 48% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 0% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

August 2009 47
Rhode Island and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Rhode Island Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Rhode Island


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Rhode Island Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Rhode Island is 2.4 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Rhode Island


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Rhode Island, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Rhode Island Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

RHODE ISLAND 9.8


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Rhode Island Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of Rhode Island International data from speedtest.net.
Less than 768 kbps 7% 768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 41% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 9% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
10 to 25 mbps 40%
one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 2%

48 August 2009
South Carolina and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet South Carolina Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- South Carolina


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
South Carolina Speed Test Results The average upload speed in South Carolina is 689 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in South


Carolina have gone to speedmatters.org to see the
speed of their Internet connection. The results
show that people who live in South Carolina, like
those of the entire country, lag behind. The results
also show that there is a digital divide in high-
speed Internet connections.

South Carolina Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

SOUTH CAROLINA 3.6 Average download speed by zip code.


There were no tests in unshaded
areas.
Most South Carolina Residents Have Slow
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Speed International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Download Speed Range % of South Carolina
Less than 768 kbps 22% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
768 kbps to 6 mbps 61% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 11% one direction. County boundaries
10 to 25 mbps 6%
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

August 2009 49
South Dakota and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet South Dakota Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- South Dakota


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
South Dakota Speed Test Results The average upload speed in South Dakota is 950 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in South Dakota


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in South Dakota, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

South Dakota Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

SOUTH DAKOTA 5.0


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most South Dakota Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of South Dakota International data from speedtest.net.
Less than 768 kbps 25% 768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 39% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 21% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
10 to 25 mbps 14%
one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

50 August 2009
Tennessee and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Tennessee Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Tennessee


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Tennessee Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Tennessee is 1.1 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Tennessee have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Tennessee, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Tennessee Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

TENNESSEE 5.8
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Tennessee Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Tennessee U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 16% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 53%
6 to 10 mbps 10% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 19% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 51
Texas and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Texas Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Texas


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Texas Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Texas is 1.0 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Texas have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Texas, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Texas Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

TEXAS 5.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Texas Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Texas U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 13% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 11% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 2% one direction. County boundaries

52 August 2009
Utah and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Utah Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Utah


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Utah Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Utah is 1.1 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Utah have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Utah, like those of the entire country,
lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Utah Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

UTAH 3.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Utah Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Utah U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 11% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 71%
6 to 10 mbps 15% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 3% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 53
Vermont and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Vermont Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Vermont


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Vermont Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Vermont is 720 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Vermont have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Vermont, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Vermont Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

VERMONT 3.3
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Vermont Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Vermont U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 47% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 36%
6 to 10 mbps 7% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 9% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

54 August 2009
Virgin Islands and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Virgin Islands Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Virgin Islands


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Virgin Islands Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Virgin Islands is 593 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Virgin


Islands have gone to speedmatters.org to see the
speed of their Internet connection. The results
show that people who live in Virgin Islands, like
those of the entire country, lag behind. The results
also show that there is a digital divide in high-
speed Internet connections.

Virgin Islands Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

VIRGIN ISLANDS 1.2 Average download speed by zip code.


There were no tests in unshaded
areas.
Most Virgin Islands Residents Have Slow
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Speed International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
Download Speed Range % of Virgin Islands
Less than 768 kbps 43% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 2% one direction. County boundaries
10 to 25 mbps 0%
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

August 2009 55
Virginia and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Virginia Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Virginia


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Virginia Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Virginia is 1.9 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Virginia have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Virginia, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Virginia Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

VIRGINIA 7.9
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Virginia Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Virginia U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 19% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 41%
6 to 10 mbps 9% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 26% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 4% one direction. County boundaries

56 August 2009
Washington and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Washington Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Washington


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Washington Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Washington is 1.7 mbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Washington


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in Washington, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Washington Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

WASHINGTON 6.2
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Washington Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Download Speed Range % of Washington International data from speedtest.net.
Less than 768 kbps 14% 768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 49% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
6 to 10 mbps 12% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 23% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 1%

August 2009 57
West Virginia and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet West Virginia Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- West Virginia


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
West Virginia Speed Test Results The average upload speed in West Virginia is 499 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in West Virginia


have gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of
their Internet connection. The results show that peo-
ple who live in West Virginia, like those of the entire
country, lag behind. The results also show that there
is a digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

West Virginia Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

WEST VIRGINIA 4.6


Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most West Virginia Residents Have Slow areas.
Speed
U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
International data from speedtest.net.
Download Speed Range % of West Virginia 768 kbps to 6 mbps
Less than 768 kbps 15%
6 mbps to 10 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 45% The Federal Communications Commissions defines
6 to 10 mbps 34% basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
More than 10 mbps
10 to 25 mbps 6% one direction. County boundaries
Greater than 25 mbps 0%

58 August 2009
Wisconsin and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Wisconsin Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Wisconsin


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Wisconsin Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Wisconsin is 849 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Wisconsin have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Wisconsin, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Wisconsin Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

WISCONSIN 5.2
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Wisconsin Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Wisconsin U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 18% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 13% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 13% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 1% one direction. County boundaries

August 2009 59
Wyoming and United States
Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools,
hospitals, and workplaces. But most U.S. Internet Wyoming Quick Stats
connections are far too slow to send and receive Average Download Speed, 2009

large files for medical monitoring, to run a home- Wyoming


based business, or for multi-media distance learning.
United States
America is falling behind our industrialized peers at
Germany
a time when we should be growing our competitive-
Netherlands
ness with the rest of the world.
Sweden

The United States is 15th behind other industrial- Japan


ized countries in high speed Internet adoption, South Korea

and 28th in Internet speeds.


0 5 10 15 20 25
(megabits per second)
Wyoming Speed Test Results The average upload speed in Wyoming is 650 kbps.

Over the last year, people who live in Wyoming have


gone to speedmatters.org to see the speed of their
Internet connection. The results show that people
who live in Wyoming, like those of the entire coun-
try, lag behind. The results also show that there is a
digital divide in high-speed Internet connections.

Wyoming Internet Speed Test


World Average Download Speed
Ranking (megabits per second)
1 South Korea 20.4
2 Japan 15.8
5 Sweden 12.8
9 Netherlands 11.0
13 Germany 8.3
28 United States 5.1

WYOMING 2.6
Average download speed by zip code.
There were no tests in unshaded
Most Wyoming Residents Have Slow Speed areas.

Download Speed Range % of Wyoming U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Less than 768 kbps
Less than 768 kbps 32% International data from speedtest.net.
768 kbps to 6 mbps
768 kbps to 6 mbps 55%
6 to 10 mbps 12% 6 mbps to 10 mbps
The Federal Communications Commissions defines
10 to 25 mbps 2% More than 10 mbps
basic broadband as speeds greater than 768 kbps in
Greater than 25 mbps 0% one direction. County boundaries

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Appendix

2009 2008
Number Average Average Download Average Average Download
of Download Upload Speed Download Upload Speed
State Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking

United States 413,814 5074 1080 4226 873

Alabama 3,434 4641 772 32 3610 626 32

Alaska 1,361 2338 649 50 1937 469 51

Arizona 6,154 5670 1387 21 3891 615 27

Arkansas 2,473 3111 685 46 2803 574 45

California 39,924 6637 1263 11 4081 886 22

Colorado 5,543 5301 1307 26 3915 859 26

Connecticut 3,686 7119 1437 9 5999 1143 9

DC 1,769 6944 2434 10 6797 1828 5

Delaware 639 9906 2310 1 8672 1454 2

Florida 18,804 5771 1138 18 5078 950 13

Georgia 8,125 6490 1202 12 5241 820 11

Hawaii 1,303 2968 684 47 2598 548 48

Idaho 1,960 2570 608 49 2533 609 49

Illinois 10,493 6351 1577 14 5231 942 12

Indiana 5,804 5692 1206 20 4273 935 21

Iowa 3,059 4453 947 35 3126 915 43

Kansas 2,722 4912 1228 29 3632 725 31

Kentucky 4,180 4649 698 31 3503 708 37

Louisiana 3,224 6259 1164 15 4573 697 17

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2009 2008
Number Average Average Download Average Average Download
of Download Upload Speed Download Upload Speed
State Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking

Maine 1,700 3610 581 42 3210 658 42

Maryland 6,375 8255 1988 6 5833 1304 10

Massachusetts 6,467 8645 2163 4 6419 1631 7

Michigan 10,460 5343 1088 24 4042 875 23

Minnesota 5,510 5436 1486 23 3573 1007 34

Mississippi 1,349 3678 699 41 2730 659 46

Missouri 6,532 3878 781 39 2967 882 44

Montana 1,138 2322 522 51 2424 626 50

Nebraska 1,326 4211 963 38 3280 844 41

Nevada 2,870 5659 1290 22 4497 683 18

New Hampshire 2,426 7165 1460 8 4738 974 16

New Jersey 7,319 8863 2077 3 8397 1881 3

New Mexico 1,685 3776 940 40 3774 821 29

New York 21,507 8425 1760 5 7078 1527 4

North Carolina 9,131 4519 667 34 3533 681 35

North Dakota 500 4225 750 37 1729 567 56

Ohio 14,848 4352 736 36 3975 790 25

Oklahoma 3,444 5751 1045 19 4451 724 20

Oregon 7,417 4803 1222 30 5016 939 15

Pennsylvania 12,886 6457 1394 13 4485 926 19

Puerto Rico 2,743 1043 383 53 1028 251 52

Rhode Island 960 9788 2381 2 9264 1711 1

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2009 2008
Number Average Average Download Average Average Download
of Download Upload Speed Download Upload Speed
State Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking

South Carolina 3,731 3557 689 43 3589 651 33

South Dakota 640 4953 950 28 3281 808 40

Tennessee 4,933 5819 1116 17 5039 899 14

Texas 20,153 5302 1043 25 4009 811 24

Utah 2,884 3341 1054 44 3795 1124 28

Vermont 1,631 3318 720 45 3520 798 36

Virgin Islands 47 1194 593 52 1047 390 53

Virginia 16,167 7914 1942 7 6340 1324 8

Washington 8,182 6217 1670 16 6531 1095 6

West Virginia 5,427 4636 499 33 3701 597 30

Wisconsin 6,010 5151 849 27 3408 690 38

Wyoming 593 2598 650 48 2622 654 47

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Speed Matters —
High-Speed Internet for America

High Speed Internet is essential for economic growth and global competitive-
ness. The United States has fallen to 15th in high speed Internet penetration.
High-tech innovation, job growth, telemedicine, distance learning, rural devel-
opment, public safety, and e-government require truly high speed, universal
networks.

Governmental action — in partnership with the private sector — is essential


to stimulate broadband investment and adoption. Other countries are far
ahead of us. It is time for the United States to take action.

Principles for a National High Speed Internet Policy


Universality. Just as government policies helped bring affordable telephone
service to everyone, our policies should ensure that every individual, family,
business, and community has access to and can use high speed Internet at a
price they can afford — regardless of their income or geographic location.

High Speed. Speed matters on the Internet. U.S. policies should promote
higher Internet speeds and higher capacity networks. The United States should
adopt policies to get us to 10 megabits per second upstream and 1 megabit per
second downstream by 2010. New benchmarks in succeeding years should
expand the number of households capable of sending and receiving multiple
channel high-definition video and reach the global standard of 100 mbps.

Open Internet. We must protect free speech on the Internet so that people
are able to go to the websites they want and download or upload what they
want when they want on the Internet. There should be no degradation of service
or censoring any lawful content on the Internet. At the same time, reasonable
network management is necessary to preserve an effective and open Internet.
Most important, building high-capacity networks will ensure that all Americans have
fast, open access to all content on the Internet.
Communications
Consumer Protections and Good Jobs. Public policies should include con-
Workers
sumer and worker protections, should support the growth of good, career jobs,
and require the public reporting of deployment, actual speed, price, and service.
of America

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Washington, DC 20001

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