Speed Matters

A Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

www.speedmatters.org

Communications Workers of America 501 Third Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 www.cwa-union.org

© August, 2008

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U.S. Internet Speeds In 2008 Show Little Growth Over Previous Year

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he results of this second annual survey of Internet speeds show that the United States has not made significant improvement in the speeds at which residents connect to the Internet. Our nation continues to fall far behind other countries. Between May 2007 and May 2008, nearly 230,000 people in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico — most of them with broadband connections — have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of this national survey of actual Internet speeds show just how far the U.S. continues to lag behind other countries. The median download speed for the nation was 2.3 megabits per second (mbps). In Japan, the median download speed is 63 mbps, or 30 times faster than the U.S. The

U.S. also trails South Korea at 49 mbps, Finland at 21 mbps, France at 17 mbps, and Canada at 7.6 mbps. The median upload speed from the speedmatters.org test was just 435 kilobits per second (kbps), far too slow for patient monitoring or to transmit large files such as medical records. The results of the 2008 speed test show little progress over last year. In 2007, we released the first-ever national survey of actual Internet speeds. The 2007 results showed the median download speed for the 50 states and the District of Columbia was 1.9 megabits per second and the median upload speed was 371 kbps. In other words, between 2007 and 2008, the median download speed increased by only four-tenths of a megabit per second (from 1.9 mbps to 2.3 mbps), and the median upload speed barely changed (from 371 to 435 kbps). At this rate, it will take the United States more than 100 years to catch up with current Internet speeds in Japan.

Internet Speeds Across the United States & Puerto Rico

Median download speed by zip code. There were no tests in unshaded areas. Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps State boundaries

Speed Test results for May 2007 through May 2008

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U.S. Internet is Far Behind the Rest of the World
Median Download Speeds (megabits per second)

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Source: International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; US data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Most people who went to speedmatters.org to take the speed test used a DSL connection, a cable modem, or a fiber connection. Very few people with dial-up took the test because it took too long. About 15 percent of Americans still connect to the Internet with a dial-up connection.1 So the median speeds in this report are actually higher than if dial-up Internet users had chosen to participate in the survey. In other words, even these dismal statistics paint a rosier picture than the reality.

the 21st century networks we need to create the jobs of the future, develop our economy, and support innovations in telemedicine, education, public safety, and public services to improve our lives and communities. Most U.S. Internet connections today are not fast enough to permit interactive home-based medical monitoring, multi-media distance learning, or to send and receive data to run a home-based business. U.S. Trails Far Behind Other Countries. The United States — the country that invented the Internet — has fallen to 15th behind other industrialized nations in the percent of the population subscribing to broadband.2 In addition, countries like Canada, France, and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes, but it can take two hours or more in the United States. Yet, people in Japan pay the same as we do for their Internet connection.3

Why Speed Matters
U.S. Economic Growth Depends on High-Speed Internet. We need high-speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces. Speed defines what is possible on the Internet. It determines whether we will have
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Pew Internet and American Life Project, Press Release, "Fifty-five Percent of Americans Have Home Broadband Connections," July 2, 2008 (available at http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/305/press_release.asp). The U.S. ranked 16th in broadband penetration among industrial nations in 2006, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD surveys are available at http://www.oecd.org/document/54/0,3343,en_2649_33703_38690102_1_1_1_1,00.html). The U.S. ranked 24th in broadband subscribers among all countries, according to the International Telecommunications Union, World Telecommunications Database 2007 (available at http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/newslog/ITUs+New+Broadband+Statistics+For+1+January+2005.aspx). 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.cwaunion.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersCWAPositionPaper.pdf).

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Millions of Americans Don’t Have High-Speed Internet. All too many Americans encounter a significant digital divide. Families in rural areas are much less likely to subscribe to broadband. According to surveys, while 57 percent of urban households and 60 percent of suburban households subscribe to broadband, only 38 percent of rural households do. Similarly, whereas 85 percent of Americans who earn over $100,000 a year have broadband, only 25 percent of households that earn less than $20,000 subscribe. Only about one-half (49 percent) of middle-income families earning between $30,000 and $40,000 a year subscribe to broadband.4

Communications Commission (FCC) mandated improvements in its broadband data collection, which should facilitate crafting policy to address gaps in deployment and adoption.
3. CREATE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND BROADBAND TASK FORCES TO PROMOTE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET DEPLOYMENT AND ADOPTION. One model

Eight Steps To Affordable, High Speed Internet For All
The United States is the only industrialized nation without a national policy to promote high-speed broadband. There are a number of bold but specific steps that the United States should take to recover our lost leadership and competitive position to ensure that all residents benefit from affordable, high-speed Internet access.
1. ESTABLISH A NATIONAL POLICY GOAL. A reasonable initial goal would be to construct an infrastructure with enough capacity for 10 megabits per second (mbps) downstream and 1 mbps upstream by 2010. DEVELOP STATE AND NATIONAL MAPS OF BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE. Today, we do not have 5.

is ConnectKentucky, where a consortium of telecommunications companies, state and local governments, schools, libraries, health care providers, unions, and community groups came together to create a state broadband map. Then, community teams developed local technology plans to stimulate demand for and adoption of high-speed broadband. As a result, broadband deployment in Kentucky increased from 60 to 95 percent, computer ownership increased 54 percent, and almost 54,000 technology-related jobs were created over a three-year period.5 A number of states have adopted the ConnectedNation model, while still others have created broadband task forces, commissions, or authorities.6
4. REFORM UNIVERSAL SERVICE. Today, universal serv-

ice subsidies support voice telephony service. We should reform the universal service program to support affordable, high-speed Internet for all. In addition, we can adopt tax incentives, low-interest loans, and grants to stimulate build-out of high-speed networks everywhere.
NO CHILD OFFLINE. One-third of adults in the United

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detailed national information about broadband deployment, adoption, speed, and prices. Some progressive states are leading the way by mapping their state’s broadband infrastructure, and Congress is considering legislation that would provide grants to states to support such efforts. In 2008, the Federal

States do not use the Internet, and most of them do not own a personal computer. We should adopt programs — like those in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Maine — that provide free or low-cost computers to low-income households, expand community-based digital literacy, and fund grants for com-

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Pew Internet & American Life Project, “Home Broadband Adoption 2008.” (available at http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Broadband_2008.pdf) Connect Kentucky Quarterly, Spring 2008 (available at http://www.connectkentucky.org/_documents/connected_spring_08_FINAL.pdf); see also Connected Nation, The Economic Impact of Stimulating Broadband Nationally, Feb. 21, 2008 (available at http://www.connectednation.org/documents/cn_executive_summary_final.pdf). States that have adopted the ConnectedNation model include Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and South Carolina. Additional states with broadband task forces, commissions, or authorities include California, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Vermont, and Virginia.

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munity-based public-interest broadband applications and services.
6. FASTER SPEEDS. Other countries, including Japan,

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SAFEGUARD CONSUMERS AND WORKERS. Public poli-

South Korea, and Sweden, have spurred the deployment of faster networks through direct subsidies, lowinterest loans, and tax incentives. The United States should adopt similar policies.
7. PRESERVE AN OPEN INTERNET. We must protect free

cies should include consumer and worker protections, should support the growth of good, career jobs, and require the public reporting of deployment, actual speed, price, and service. It is long past time to restore U.S. leadership in high-speed Internet policy. The United States has a lot of ground to cover just to remain competitive with other economies that have already adopted policies that facilitate job growth, business advancement, and individual achievement through access to the latest information technologies. Policymakers must act now to ensure that every American gains access to the benefits of the information age.

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.

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Individual Speed Test Reports
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Alabama and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Alabama Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Alabama is 382 kbps.

Alabama Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Alabama have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Alabama, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Alabama Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 ALABAMA 2.21 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Alabama. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Alaska and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Alaska Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Alaska is 246 kbps.

Alaska Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Alaska have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Alaska, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Alaska Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 ALASKA .81 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Alaska. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Arizona and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Arizona Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Arizona is 522 kbps.

Arizona Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Arizona have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Arizona, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Arizona Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 ARIZONA 2.17 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Arizona. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Arkansas and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Arkansas Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Arkansas is 326 kbps.

Arkansas Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Arkansas have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Arkansas, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Arkansas Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 ARKANSAS 1.34 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Arkansas. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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California and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

California Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in California is 436 kbps.

California Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in California have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in California, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

California Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 CALIFORNIA 2.47 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for California. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Colorado and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Colorado Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Colorado is 645 kbps.

Colorado Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Colorado have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Colorado, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Colorado Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 COLORADO 2.34 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Colorado. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Connecticut and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Connecticut Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Connecticut is 482 kbps.

Connecticut Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Connecticut have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Connecticut, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Connecticut Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 CONNECTICUT 2.89 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Connecticut. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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DC and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

DC Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in DC is 1,285 kbps.

DC Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in DC have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in DC, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

DC Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 DC 2.78 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for DC. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Delaware and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Delaware Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Delaware is 1,483 kbps.

Delaware Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Delaware have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Delaware, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Delaware Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 DELAWARE 6.69 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Delaware. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Florida and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Florida Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Florida is 457 kbps.

Florida Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Florida have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Florida, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Florida Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 FLORIDA 3.99 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Florida. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Georgia and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Georgia Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Georgia is 425 kbps.

Georgia Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Georgia have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Georgia, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Georgia Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 GEORGIA 3.04 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Georgia. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Hawaii and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Hawaii Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Hawaii is 424 kbps.

Hawaii Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Hawaii have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Hawaii, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Hawaii Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 HAWAII 1.68 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Hawaii. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Idaho and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Idaho Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Idaho is 364 kbps.

Idaho Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Idaho have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Idaho, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Idaho Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 IDAHO 1.33 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Idaho. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Illinois and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Illinois Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Illinois is 485 kbps.

Illinois Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Illinois have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Illinois, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Illinois Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 ILLINOIS 2.52 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Illinois. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Indiana and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Indiana Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Indiana is 492 kbps.

Indiana Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Indiana have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Indiana, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Indiana Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 INDIANA 2.30 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Indiana. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Iowa and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Iowa Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Iowa is 488 kbps.

Iowa Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Iowa have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Iowa, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Iowa Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 IOWA 1.46 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Iowa. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Kansas and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Kansas Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Kansas is 485 kbps.

Kansas Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Kansas have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Kansas, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Kansas Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 KANSAS 2.47 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Kansas. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Kentucky and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Kentucky Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Kentucky is 395 kbps.

Kentucky Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Kentucky have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Kentucky, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Kentucky Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 KENTUCKY 1.80 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Kentucky. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Louisiana and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Louisiana Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Louisiana is 462 kbps.

Louisiana Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Louisiana have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Louisiana, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Louisiana Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 LOUISIANA 2.71 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Louisiana. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Maine and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Maine Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Maine is 369 kbps.

Maine Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Maine have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Maine, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Maine Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MAINE 2.56 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Maine. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Maryland and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Maryland Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Maryland is 1,000 kbps.

Maryland Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Maryland have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Maryland, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Maryland Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MARYLAND 3.98 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Maryland. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Massachusetts and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Massachusetts Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Massachusetts is 1,354 kbps.

Massachusetts Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Massachusetts have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Massachusetts, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Massachusetts Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MASSACHUSETTS 4.56 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Massachusetts. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Michigan and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Michigan Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Michigan is 470 kbps.

Michigan Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Michigan have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Michigan, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Michigan Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MICHIGAN 2.57 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Michigan. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Minnesota and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Minnesota Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Minnesota is 512 kbps.

Minnesota Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Minnesota have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Minnesota, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Minnesota Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MINNESOTA 1.57 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Minnesota. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Mississippi and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Mississippi Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Mississippi is 340 kbps.

Mississippi Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Mississippi have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Mississippi, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Mississippi Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MISSISSIPPI 1.57 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Mississippi. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Missouri and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Missouri Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Missouri is 475 kbps.

Missouri Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Missouri have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Missouri, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Missouri Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MISSOURI 1.88 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Missouri. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Montana and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Montana Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Montana is 378 kbps.

Montana Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Montana have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Montana, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Montana Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 MONTANA 1.32 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Montana. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Nebraska and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Nebraska Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Nebraska is 375 kbps.

Nebraska Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Nebraska have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Nebraska, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Nebraska Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEBRASKA 2.03 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Nebraska. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Nevada and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Nevada Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Nevada is 519 kbps.

Nevada Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Nevada have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Nevada, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Nevada Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEVADA 2.82 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Nevada. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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New Hampshire and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

New Hampshire Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in New Hampshire is 445 kbps.

New Hampshire Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in New Hampshire have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in New Hampshire, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

New Hampshire Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2.88 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for New Hampshire. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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New Jersey and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

New Jersey Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in New Jersey is 1,419 kbps.

New Jersey Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in New Jersey have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in New Jersey, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

New Jersey Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEW JERSEY 5.83 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for New Jersey. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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New Mexico and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

New Mexico Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in New Mexico is 517 kbps.

New Mexico Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in New Mexico have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in New Mexico, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

New Mexico Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEW MEXICO 2.00 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for New Mexico. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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New York and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

New York Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in New York is 714 kbps.

New York Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in New York have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in New York, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

New York Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NEW YORK 4.14 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for New York. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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North Carolina and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

North Carolina Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in North Carolina is 369 kbps.

North Carolina Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in North Carolina have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in North carolina, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

North Carolina Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NORTH CAROLINA 2.93 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for North Carolina. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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North Dakota and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

North Dakota Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in North Dakota is 332 kbps.

North Dakota Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in North Dakota have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in North Dakota, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

North Dakota Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 NORTH DAKOTA 1.16 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for North Dakota. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Ohio and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Ohio Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Ohio is 484 kbps.

Ohio Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Ohio have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Ohio, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Ohio Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 OHIO 2.52 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Ohio. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Oklahoma and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Oklahoma Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Oklahoma is 435 kbps.

Oklahoma Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Oklahoma have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Oklahoma, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Oklahoma Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 OKLAHOMA 1.86 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Oklahoma. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Oregon and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Oregon Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Oregon is 622 kbps.

Oregon Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Oregon have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Oregon, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Oregon Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 OREGON 2.62 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Oregon. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Pennsylvania and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Pennsylvania Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Pennsylvania is 504 kbps.

Pennsylvania Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Pennsylvania have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Pennsylvania, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Pennsylvania Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 PENNSYLVANIA 2.40 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Pennsylvania. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Puerto Rico and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Puerto Rico Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Puerto Rico is 183 kbps.

Puerto Rico Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Puerto Rico have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Puerto Rico, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Puerto Rico Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 PUERTO RICO .50 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Puerto Rico. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Rhode Island and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Rhode Island Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Rhode Island is 1,624 kbps.

Rhode Island Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Rhode Island have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Rhode Island, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Rhode Island Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 RHODE ISLAND 6.77 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Rhode Island. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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South Carolina and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

South Carolina Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in South Carolina is 382 kbps.

South Carolina Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in South Carolina have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in South Carolina, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

South Carolina Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 SOUTH CAROLINA 2.85 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for South Carolina. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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South Dakota and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

South Dakota Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in South Dakota is 490 kbps.

South Dakota Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in South Dakota have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in South Dakota, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

South Dakota Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 SOUTH DAKOTA 2.22 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for South Dakota. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Tennessee and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Tennessee Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Tennessee is 432 kbps.

Tennessee Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Tennessee have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Tennessee, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Tennessee Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 TENNESSEE 2.76 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Tennessee. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Texas and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Texas Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Texas is 435 kbps.

Texas Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Texas have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Texas, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Texas Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 TEXAS 2.53 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Texas. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Utah and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Utah Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Utah is 742 kbps.

Utah Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Utah have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Utah, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Utah Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 UTAH 2.32 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Utah. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Vermont and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Vermont Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Vermont is 490 kbps.

Vermont Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Vermont have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Vermont, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Vermont Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 VERMONT 1.89 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Vermont. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Virginia and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Virginia Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Virginia is 837 kbps.

Virginia Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Virginia have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Virginia, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Virginia Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 VIRGINIA 5.03 Less than 768 kbps 768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

Average download speed by zip code for Virginia. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

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Washington and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Washington Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Washington is 697 kbps.

Washington Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Washington have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Washington, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Washington Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 WASHINGTON 3.02 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Washington. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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West Virginia and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

West Virginia Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in West Virginia is 271 kbps.

West Virginia Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in West Virginia have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in West Virginia, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

West Virginia Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 WEST VIRGINIA 1.99 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for West Virginia. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Wisconsin and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Wisconsin Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Wisconsin is 436 kbps.

Wisconsin Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Wisconsin have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Wisconsin, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Wisconsin Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 WISCONSIN 2.37 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Wisconsin. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

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Wyoming and United States Falling Behind
We need high speed Internet for our homes, schools, hospitals, and the workplaces of the future. But countries like Canada, France and South Korea have better, faster Internet connections. People in Japan can download an entire movie in just two minutes — it can take two hours or more in the United States — but they pay the same as we do in the U.S. for their Internet connection. Not only do they have higher speeds, but a larger percentage of people in those countries have access to high speed connections. The United States is 15th behind other industrialized nations in high speed Internet adoption.

Wyoming Quick Stats
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The median upload speed in Wyoming is 393 kbps.

Wyoming Speed Test Results
Over the last year, people who live in Wyoming have gone to the speedmatters.org site to take an Internet speed test and measure how fast their computers can upload and download data. The results of the speed test show that the Internet speeds of people who live in Wyoming, like those of the entire country, lag behind.

Wyoming Internet Speed Test
World Median Download Speed Ranking (megabits per second) 1 Japan 63.60 2 South Korea 49.50 3 Finland 21.70 4 France 17.60 8 Canada 7.60 15 United States 2.35 WYOMING 1.33 Less than 768 kbps
International data from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. U.S. data from speedmatters.org test results. Most test participants had DSL or cable modem connections.

Average download speed by zip code for Wyoming. There were no tests in unshaded areas.

768 kbps to 6 mbps More than 6 mbps County boundaries

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Appendix
2008
Number Median Median Download of Download Upload Speed Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 229,494 2,027 759 4,127 1,374 22,173 3,406 1,960 1,917 361 11,194 4,715 703 1,213 6,002 3,244 2,573 1,471 2,320 1,748 2,346 2,213 814 2,172 1,342 2,470 2,341 2,888 2,782 6,685 3,988 3,041 1,675 1,326 2,522 2,301 1,455 2,466 1,795 2,706 435 382 246 522 326 436 645 482 1,285 1,483 457 425 424 364 485 492 488 485 395 462 33 51 34 46 25 29 12 16 2 7 9 42 47 24 31 45 26 41 18

2007
Median Median Download Download Upload Speed Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 1,973 1,777 545 1,635 1,326 1,520 1,354 2,244 1,372 2,657 2,368 2,714 1,965 1,323 2,184 1,955 1,262 4,167 1,607 2,751 371 306 206 557 321 362 489 370 724 365 368 347 365 367 365 434 489 470 363 378 25 51 29 42 36 41 15 39 9 13 7 23 43 17 24 47 2 32 6

State United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut DC Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana

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Number Median Median Download of Download Upload Speed Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 1,162 4,625 3,821 5,424 2,650 865 5,194 497 1,070 1,795 1,542 3,805 1,299 15,349 4,568 231 8,627 1,895 2,673 8,076 651 665 2,558 3,981 4,564 2,573 1,566 1,567 1,881 1,320 2,032 2,815 2,877 5,825 2,003 4,142 2,925 1,164 2,523 1,856 2,624 2,396 499 6,769 369 1,000 1,354 470 512 340 475 378 375 519 445 1,419 517 714 369 332 484 435 622 504 183 1,624 21 8 5 20 44 43 39 49 35 15 13 3 36 6 11 50 23 40 19 27 52 1 5,011

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Median Median Download Download Upload Speed Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 1,534 2,589 3,004 2,042 1,771 1,620 1,432 1,312 1,994 1,617 2,700 3,680 1,716 3,436 2,225 1,308 1,359 1,689 2,390 1,567 368 381 369 364 376 324 327 389 491 436 368 670 429 652 365 458 368 433 436 362 35 10 5 19 26 30 38 45 22 31 8 3 27 4 16 46 40 28 12 33

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Number Median Median Download of Download Upload Speed Tests Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 1,971 411 3,129 12,612 1,369 673 8,004 4,537 2,286 3,841 417 40,473 2,849 2,222 2,755 2,526 2,324 1,890 5,033 3,016 1,987 2,372 1,325 1,131 382 490 432 435 742 490 837 697 271 436 393 285 14 32 17 22 30 38 4 10 37 28 48

2007
Median Median Download Download Upload Speed Speed (kbps) Speed (kbps) Ranking 2,338 825 2,035 1,509 1,323 2,005 2,394 2,176 1,117 1,551 1,246 1,482 332 245 359 369 499 366 560 362 288 326 485 387 14 50 20 37 43 21 11 18 49 34 48

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Speed Matters — High-Speed Internet for America
High Speed Internet is essential for economic growth and global competitiveness. The United States — the country that invented the Internet — has fallen from 1st to 15th in high speed Internet penetration. High-tech innovation, job growth, telemedicine, distance learning, rural development, 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 downstream and 1 megabit per second upstream by 2010, with new benchmarks for succeeding years. 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. Consumer Protections and Good Jobs. Public policies should include consumer and worker protections, should support the growth of good, career jobs, and require the public reporting of deployment, actual speed, price, and service.
Communications Workers of America 501 Third St NW

Washington, DC 20001

www.speedmatters.org