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Internet usage and speed compared across the states


NH, UT, WA, DE and VT do well when it comes to computer access at home, internet access and internet speed. How well does your state compare?

According to the US Census Bureau, 86% of NH households are on the internet and 91% of NH households include at least 1 computer. On average, 76% of US households are online. See the raw data (http://www.census.gov/hhes/computer/publications/2010.html) or pretty maps (http://economyutah.blogspot.com/2012/07/census-bureau-releas...).

New Hampshire takes a back seat to only Delaware when it comes to internet speed. In the 1st quarter of 2012, DE had an average connection speed of 10.2 Mbps. That is only 9% faster than the average connection speed in NH according to Akamai (http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/09/technology/akamai-internet-r...). The average speed in the US was 6.7 Mbps. The average speed in the world was 2.6 Mbps.