Internet speeds in US have tripled in three-and-a-half years2015-12-30 11:35 by Daniela
According to recent report from the FCC, Internet connection speeds in the U.S. have tripled over the past 3 and a half years. However, the current speeds of 31 Mbps still place the country behind many other countries. In comparison, in March 2011 the average download speed was only 10 Mbps.
Internet providers keep working on boosting speeds. Google, for example, offers up to 1,000 Mbps in nine cities, while AT&T offers the same speed in 20 cities. Comcast also follows the trend and by the end of 2016 will also launch Gigabit service in some areas.
"Advances in network technology are yielding significant improvements in broadband speeds and quality," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement. "Faster, better broadband will unleash new innovations and new services to improve the lives of the American people."
The state with fastest broadband speed is New Jersey - with average download speeds at 57 Mbps. Idaho has the lowest speeds at about 14 Mbps, just above Ohio and Arkansas.
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