Communications firm Broadview has put together a map of the average broadband speeds (apparently for downloads, though that isn’t clear) for each state.
Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state. The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds. It’s no surprise that the Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps.