Longmont No. 2 in nation for fastest Internet speed

Wednesday November 13, 2019 0 comments Tags: Longmont, Internet speed

LONGMONT -- Longmont is No. 2 in the nation for cities with the fastest Internet speed, according to a new study.Longmont-logo2 

The study looked at 1 million speed tests taken on HighSpeedInternet.com to find out which states have the fastest-- and slowest -- average Internet speeds.

Here are the findings:

States with the fastest average Internet speeds:

  1. Maryland — 65.02 Mbps
  2. New Jersey — 59.58 Mbps
  3. Delaware — 59.08 Mbps
  4. Rhode Island — 56.77 Mbps
  5. Virginia — 55.98 Mbps

States with the slowest average Internet speeds:

  1. Alaska — 17.03 Mbps
  2. Mississippi — 24.77 Mbps
  3. Idaho — 25.30 Mbps
  4. Montana — 25.70 Mbps
  5. Maine — 26.05 Mbps

The 5 fastest and slowest cities for Internet

The study found some U.S. households have access to gigabit Internet, which is fast enough to stream movies on 20 devices at the same time. Other households barely have enough bandwidth to stream a single YouTube video.

Cities with the fastest average Internet speeds:

  1. Bayside, New York (100.8 Mbps)
  2. Longmont, Colorado (100.5 Mbps)
  3. Somerset, New Jersey (97.6 Mbps)
  4. Sterling, Virginia (96.9 Mbps)
  5. Elmhurst, New York (95.9 Mbps)

Cities with the slowest average Internet speeds:

  1. Sylva, North Carolina (6.5 Mbps)
  2. Stowe, Vermont (6.7 Mbps)
  3. Española, New Mexico (7.7 Mbps)
  4. Oneonta, Alabama (7.7 Mbps)
  5. Ville Platte, Louisiana (8 Mbps)

To view the study, click here.

To learn more about Internet speed, click here.