Internet usage and speed compared across the statesSubmitted by keithandstuff on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 22:40
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.