What States Have The Fastest Internet Speeds?
If you live in Nevada, Virginia or Pennsylvania you reside in states with the fastest surf speeds in the country, according to a new study from PCMag.com.
The bottom ranking states were Wyoming (379 Kbps), Hawaii (378 Kbps) and New Mexico (322Kbps), twice as slow as top ranked Nevada.
To find the nation’s best ISPs, PCMag used its custom-designed SurfSpeed application, which pulls pages from several popular Web sites to measure actual Internet surfing speed. The study looked at over 17,000 unique IP addresses.
Verizon’s FiOS fiber-optic connections are the fastest overall service, and Cablevision’s Optimum Online is the fastest cable ISP in the United States.
Cable connections are 47 percent faster than DSLs. Cablevision’s Optimum Online tops the list, with an average nationwide SurfSpeed of 839 Kbps. Sixty-one percent of users said they were satisfied with the service.
Even the slowest cable service provider (Earthlink, averaging 565 Kbps) was faster than some DSL providers, from CenturyTel at 520 Kbps down to Alltell’s puny 357. FrontierNet is the fastest DSL provider in the nation, averaging surf speeds of 724 Kbps. Only 27 percent of DSL users said they were satisfied with the service.