Average Internet Speed In Each US State For 2018

Last Updated on August 19, 2018 by Scott Krager

Internet-speed

Last month, we wrote about the minimum recommended internet connection speed required for gaming and other stuff. (Spoiler: It’s 16 Mbps).

After writing that post, we thought why not find out which US states can actually give you that speed – on average. After all, the internet speed in US is one of the worst among the first-world countries.

Much to our surprise, almost all the internet related stats for US’ states were for the year 2016 and 2017.

So, we gathered fresh data from BroadbandNow.com and came up with a Map that shows average internet speed in each US state for the past 12 months (August 2017 – July 2018).

As far as the validity of this data is concerned, guys at BroadBandNow.com have stated that they have gathered this data by pulling the FCC’s bi-annual coverage data, census data, as well as private data they got from providers directly, or from other private data sources. Read more about this here.

As you may have realized by now, all the US states are internet friendly – the slowest speed is in Montana with 20.3 Mbps (more than good enough to play PUBG while your younger sibling is downloading torrent files).

More interesting, however, is the huge difference between the internet speeds of different states. New Jersey, for example, has 52 Mbps average speed, which is more than 2.5 times than the speed in Maine (21 Mbps).

Another thing you might have noticed in this map is that many states with high internet speed (like New Jersey, Maryland, and Rhode Island etc) are situated along the east coast.

At last, if geography wasn’t your forte in high school, we have listed a table below that contains all the US states’ names and their respective speeds.

State

Average internet speed

% difference with national average (25.86 Mbps)

Alabama

33.7

+30.3

Alaska

27.9

+7.9

Arizona

33.9

+31.1

Arkansas

25

-3.3

California

29

+12.1

Colorado

40.9

+58.2

Connecticut

41.8

+61.6

Delaware

44.9

+73.6

District of Columbia

48.2

+86.4

Florida

41.2

+59.3

Georgia

39.1

+51.2

Hawaii

22.5

-13

Idaho

25.6

-1

Illinois

40.4

+56.2

Indiana

36.7

+41.9

Iowa

24.7

-4.5

Kansas

39.9

+54.3

Kentucky

30.5

+17.9

Louisiana

35.1

+35.7

Maine

21.2

-18

Maryland

51.3

+98.4

Massachusetts

43.5

+68.2

Michigan

28.7

+11

Minnesota

36.8

+42.3

Mississippi

25.2

-2.6

Missouri

38.5

+48.9

Montana

20.3

-21.5

Nebraska

27.1

+4.8

Nevada

34.3

+32.6

New Hampshire

37.4

+44.6

New Jersey

52

+101.1

New Mexico

30

+16

New York

45.2

+74.8

North Carolina

42.4

+64

North Dakota

28.6

+10.6

Ohio

32.1

+24.1

Oklahoma

40.2

+55.5

Oregon

39.1

+51.2

Pennsylvania

41.4

+60.1

Rhode Island

46.7

+80.6

South Carolina

39.3

+52

South Dakota

26.8

+3.6

Tennessee

36.6

+41.5

Texas

46.9

+81.4

Utah

37.2

+43.9

Vermont

22.4

-13.4

Virginia

48.7

+88.3

Washington

41

+58.5

West Virginia

29.9

+15.6

Wisconsin

37.4

+44.6

Wyoming

26.8

+3.6

So, how is the internet situation in your state? 

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