Web Connection Speeds: Vermont, Delaware, D.C. Lead Nation
Which states have the fastest Web connections? Vermont, Delaware and Washington, D.C., led the nation in average Web connection speeds during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new report from cloud platform provider Akamai Technologies. In the fourth quarter of 2012, a nominal increase in Vermont’s average connection speed from the previous quarter and a decline in Delaware’s speed, allowed Vermont to move to the top of the list. All of the 10 states with the highest Web connection speeds were in New England or the Mid-Atlantic, except for fifth-ranked Utah. Year-over-year, each of the top 10 states saw double-digit increases in average connection speeds in the fourth quarter. New Hampshire and Rhode Island had the smallest year-over-year gains of 25 percent apiece, while the highest was in New Jersey, which saw a 45 percent year-over-year jump. Across the country, all 50 states and the District of Columbia saw increased average connection speeds compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Here's a look at the top 10.