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Illinois Lags in Internet Speeds

August 03, 2010

If you surf the web from Illinois and it takes your computer a while to get to Chicagoland Real Estate Forum, a new study proves that it’s not our fault.

Akamai Technologies has released its State of the Internet report for the first quarter of 2010, and Illinois makes its list of top 10 slowest Internet connection rates in the country.

The study, which come out quarterly, uses information from its global server network to report on connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile connectivity, attack traffic and trends. New this quarter is a review of average connection speeds.

Lists from the first-quarter Internet study include:

Fastest U.S. States

*The overall average connection speed for the U.S. in the first quarter was 4.7 Mbps. This was exceeded by 22 states.

*Delaware held its spot as the state with the fastest average connection at 7.6 Mbps.

*The only top 10 state on this list not located on the East Coast is Utah.

Top 100 Fastest Cities Worldwide

*No. 1: Masan, South Korea

*Asia dominates the list, with over half (61) of the top cities in Japan.

*Only 12 U.S. cities made the list, with seven in California.

Top 100 Average Connection Speed by Country

*South Korea clocks in at No. 1 with 12 Mbps.

*Denmark and Switzerland tied for No. 9 and 10 at 5.3 Mbps.

*The United States came in at No. 16 at 4.7.

Average Maximum Connection Speed for Top 100 Global Cities

*Masan, South Korea was No. 1 on this list too.

*The first U.S. state is No. 57 Monterey Park, California.

*Romeoville, Illinois made the list at No. 95.

Top 10 States with the Slowest Internet Connection

1. Alaska is the worst at 2.7 Mbps

2. New Jersey

3. District of Columbia

4. Georgia

5. Washington

6. Missouri

7. Illinois

8. Iowa

9. Texas

10. Ohio


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