Cities With The Fastest Download Speeds

The fastest city in the US for November 2021 is Boydton followed by Harbor City in second place, and West Springfield in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: November, 2021

Rank City Download Speed Speed over time No. of Providers
1 - Boydton (Virginia) 1916.28 MBPS
15
2 Harbor City (California) 929.47 MBPS
19
3 West Springfield (Massachusetts) 923.26 MBPS
15
4 Derwood (Maryland) 921.37 MBPS
18
5 Plaistow (New Hampshire) 918.67 MBPS
11
6 Milford (Massachusetts) 916.62 MBPS
17
7 Plainville (Massachusetts) 913.38 MBPS
15
8 Randolph (Massachusetts) 910.73 MBPS
17
9 Mount Pleasant (Michigan) 902.95 MBPS
21
10 Dracut (Massachusetts) 901.63 MBPS
16
11 Bixby (Oklahoma) 898.14 MBPS
18
12 Hialeah (Florida) 894.86 MBPS
17
13 Belvedere Tiburon (California) 891.25 MBPS
17
14 Danville (California) 890.17 MBPS
18
15 Rancho Santa Fe (California) 889.95 MBPS
20
16 Venice (California) 881.76 MBPS
18
17 Purcellville (Virginia) 878.31 MBPS
16
18 Clark (New Jersey) 876.44 MBPS
16
19 West Newton (Massachusetts) 875.98 MBPS
15
20 Santa Rosa (California) 852.52 MBPS
23
21 Sugar Grove (Illinois) 850.65 MBPS
18
22 Chapel Hill (Tennessee) 849.91 MBPS
7
23 Merced (California) 849.84 MBPS
20
24 Elk Grove Village (Illinois) 849.57 MBPS
25
25 Chester (Vermont) 848.77 MBPS
11
26 Cottage Grove (Minnesota) 843.64 MBPS
13
27 Independence (Ohio) 843.06 MBPS
23
28 Murrysville (Pennsylvania) 842.78 MBPS
14
29 Pottstown (Pennsylvania) 842.48 MBPS
18
30 Northwood (New Hampshire) 840.17 MBPS
12
31 Gardena (California) 835.73 MBPS
27
32 Concord (Massachusetts) 831.98 MBPS
16
33 Sparks (Nevada) 818.59 MBPS
24
34 Lakeside (California) 818.42 MBPS
18
35 Dickinson (Texas) 812.64 MBPS
17
36 Stone Harbor (New Jersey) 807.68 MBPS
15
37 White Plains (New York) 805.66 MBPS
25
38 Monrovia (California) 803.81 MBPS
21
39 Ridgefield (Connecticut) 796.73 MBPS
14
40 Hingham (Massachusetts) 792.57 MBPS
15
41 Danville (Illinois) 791.15 MBPS
17
42 Aiken (South Carolina) 789 MBPS
16
43 New Albany (Ohio) 787.6 MBPS
17
44 - Swedesboro (New Jersey) 786.19 MBPS
16
45 Clementon (New Jersey) 786.17 MBPS
17
46 Barnegat (New Jersey) 785.62 MBPS
12
47 Glen Cove (New York) 783.5 MBPS
13
48 Allenwood (Pennsylvania) 783.04 MBPS
12
49 Deer Park (Texas) 778.14 MBPS
19
50 Copperopolis (California) 777.36 MBPS
10
51 Smithfield (Utah) 777.26 MBPS
14
52 Baldwin Park (California) 776.42 MBPS
18
53 Toms River (New Jersey) 771.33 MBPS
18
54 Alliance (Ohio) 771.13 MBPS
17
55 West Sacramento (California) 770.74 MBPS
23
56 Stevinson (California) 770.62 MBPS
14
57 Daphne (Alabama) 770.25 MBPS
13
58 Galveston (Texas) 767.03 MBPS
18
59 Elmwood Park (Illinois) 766.26 MBPS
16
60 Novato (California) 761.54 MBPS
21
61 Moorestown (New Jersey) 760.98 MBPS
19
62 Lagrange (Georgia) 758.16 MBPS
15
63 Alvaton (Kentucky) 756.61 MBPS
10
64 Mc Cormick (South Carolina) 751.88 MBPS
8
65 Mission Hills (California) 751.36 MBPS
18
66 - Boiling Springs (North Carolina) 747.71 MBPS
10
67 Cibolo (Texas) 747.28 MBPS
19
68 Ponca City (Oklahoma) 746.69 MBPS
18
69 Brigham City (Utah) 745.3 MBPS
20
70 Louisville (Colorado) 742.1 MBPS
14
71 - Chevy Chase (Maryland) 740.32 MBPS
20
72 Newton (Iowa) 737.59 MBPS
16
73 Westfield (New Jersey) 737.25 MBPS
14
74 Sebastopol (California) 734.64 MBPS
15
75 Wellesley (Massachusetts) 731.9 MBPS
15
76 Pasadena (Maryland) 730.99 MBPS
15
77 Attleboro (Massachusetts) 726.38 MBPS
15
78 Brea (California) 722.67 MBPS
22
79 Oak Park (Illinois) 714.98 MBPS
20
80 Orangeburg (South Carolina) 714.79 MBPS
15
81 Billerica (Massachusetts) 711.68 MBPS
21
82 Woods Cross (Utah) 710.96 MBPS
21
83 Chandler (Arizona) 710.29 MBPS
28
84 Langhorne (Pennsylvania) 710.09 MBPS
17
85 Bala Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) 708.95 MBPS
20
86 Ladera Ranch (California) 707.26 MBPS
15
87 Gurley (Alabama) 706.71 MBPS
18
88 Piedmont (Oklahoma) 699.65 MBPS
19
89 Estill Springs (Tennessee) 694.62 MBPS
12
90 Corona Del Mar (California) 692.39 MBPS
16
91 Winchester (Virginia) 686.7 MBPS
18
92 Buford (Georgia) 684.33 MBPS
23
93 Round Lake (Illinois) 682.21 MBPS
15
94 Coppell (Texas) 680.82 MBPS
21
95 Bartow (Florida) 680.6 MBPS
13
96 Beverly (Massachusetts) 679.7 MBPS
14
97 San Juan Capistrano (California) 677.9 MBPS
18
98 El Segundo (California) 675.67 MBPS
27
99 Irwin (Pennsylvania) 672.91 MBPS
16
100 Middleburg (Virginia) 672.72 MBPS
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The Geography of Fast Internet

As you can see, Internet infrastructure isn’t created equal.

While some top cities on the east and west coasts are more or less what you would expect, look in the heartland, and you’ll see some surprises.

Cities that invest in fiber networks and work to attract the top providers dramatically outperform less-connected cities in terms of citywide access to robust Internet service.

Explore the map below for a bird’s-eye view of cities with top-performing Internet options — whether you’re considering tech-friendly relocation options or simply curious to see how your home city stacks up.

Map of the Fastest Cities in the US

How We Evaluated The Fastest Speeds In Each City

When we started digging into the data to power this page, our initial plan was to create a simple average of all of the speedtests for a city.

However, we quickly found that simple averages lead to misleading results. Differing plan speeds, home network setups, and provider counts led to averages that poorly represented the real-world experience of Internet consumers in those areas — before even considering the disparity in numbers of speed tests available in each community.

Our solution: to display the download speed from the speedtest found in the 90th percentile of all of the tests for a city in a given month.

This approach controls variables while minimizing outlier impact. We can confidently say that 10% of the speedtests we saw were faster than the speed displayed, while 90% of them were slower than it.

We concluded that this is the most objective and accurate way to calculate the fastest cities while still controlling for the many variables that can vary across thousands of providers and millions of speed tests.

Last Updated on 11/09/2021