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US Drops to 22nd in Broadband Speed Worldwide – Fastest Broadband Cities: College Towns – US Broadband Penetration Drops to 95.2% Among Active Internet Users – April 2010 Bandwidth Report

The US dropped to 22nd place in broadband connection speed worldwide in a recent study by Akamai. The fastest broadband cities in the US are college towns, according to the same study. The top 10 US cities averaged four times faster than the average US broadband speed of 3.8Mbps. Meanwhile broadband penetration among active Internet users dropped to 95.17% in March 2010.

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US Broadband Speed Jumps to 16th Worldwide – Fastest and Slowest Cities, States, and Countries – October 2010 Bandwidth Report

Since the end of 2009, the US has improved its broadband speed rankings from 22nd to 16th worldwide. From Q4 2009 to Q2 2010, the average broadband speed in the US grew from 3.8Mbps to 4.6Mbps, according to an Akamai broadband survey. Delaware enjoys the fastest connections in the US, and California dominates the top US cities for fast broadband. If you want fast Internet connections, don’t go to Mayotte, Wallis and Futuna, or Cuba.

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