Web Connection Speeds: Vermont, Delaware, D.C. Lead Nation

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Web Connection Speeds: Vermont, Delaware, D.C. Lead Nation

by Nathan Eddy

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The Green Mountain State Takes Top Honors

In the fourth quarter of 2012, a nominal increase in Vermont’s average connection speed allowed it to become the state with the highest average speed at 10.8M bps, a 3.8 percent uptick from the prior quarter but a 38 percent year-over-year gain.Photo credit: chensiyuan

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The First State Settles for Second Place

A 3.8 percent decline quarter-over-quarter in its average connection speed, to 10.6 Mbps, was still strong enough for Delaware to land in second place. Delaware saw a 29 percent year-over-year gain.Photo credit: Tim Kiser

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The Nation’s Capital Speeds Along (Online, That Is)

Washington D.C.’s 10.2M-bps average connection speed in the fourth quarter of 2012 placed it third overall, though speeds fell 5.8 percent quarter-over-quarter despite rising 37 percent year-over-year.Photo credit: Wendy Harman

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Granite State Solid in Fourth Place

New Hampshire’s average connection speeds clocked in a 10.1M bps, sliding 2.5 percent from the previous quarter but up 25 percent year-over-year.

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Way Out West, and All Alone

Utah was the only state not in New England or on the East Coast to place in the top ten for connecting speeds, boasting an average of 9.5M bps, up 4.5 percent quarter-over-quarter and 26 percent year-over-year.

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Old Line State is Online

Maryland landed in sixth place, boasting average connection speeds of 9.3M bps, up 5.8 percent quarter-over-quarter and a whopping 44 percent year-over-year.Photo credit: Andrew Horne

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Surf’s Up in the Ocean State

Little Rhode Island, the country’s smallest state, managed to clock an average connection speed of 9.3M bps, up 2.2 percent quarter-over-quarter and 25 percent year-over-year.Photo credit: Jeremy Wilbur

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Bay State Keeps Up the Pace

Massachusetts' average connection speeds improved 1.9 percent quarter-over-quarter and 29 percent from the previous year, to 9.3M bps.Photo credit: PapaDunes

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Connecticut Connects With Web Customers

The Nutmeg State improved average speeds by 31 percent from 2011 and 1.4 percent from the previous quarter, to 9.2M bps.Photo credit: Ragesoss

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Time to Say Something Nice About New Jersey

The Garden State rounds out the top 10 with a 9.1M bps average speed, an impressive 45 percent increase from 2011.

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