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Cities With Fastest Internet Connections in the US

Compare speeds from top 100 fastest cities in the US with your city by entering your zip code below.

Cities with the fastest download speeds

The fastest city in the US for October 2019 is Smithsburg followed by Randallstown in second place, and Harbor City in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: October, 2019

RankCityDownload Speed Speed over timeNo. of Providers
1 Smithsburg (Maryland)873.78 MBPS13
2 Randallstown (Maryland)831.65 MBPS19
3 Harbor City (California)780.06 MBPS19
4 Copperopolis (California)740.52 MBPS10
5 - Murrysville (Pennsylvania)730.86 MBPS13
6 Sanibel (Florida)701.10 MBPS12
7 Maspeth (New York)688.56 MBPS17
8 Hoschton (Georgia)684.08 MBPS12
9 Piedmont (Oklahoma)666.28 MBPS15
10 Barto (Pennsylvania)648.70 MBPS15
11 - Baldwin (New York)641.12 MBPS12
12 Washington (Virginia)626.45 MBPS11
13 Helendale (California)619.16 MBPS8
14 Sullivan (Maine)606.49 MBPS11
15 Bolton (Massachusetts)592.90 MBPS16
16 Clinton (Maryland)589.17 MBPS14
17 Gurley (Alabama)586.15 MBPS16
18 Gillette (New Jersey)568.47 MBPS12
19 Carver (Massachusetts)566.17 MBPS13
20 Brookshire (Texas)565.86 MBPS19
21 Reisterstown (Maryland)563.34 MBPS19
22 Halethorpe (Maryland)561.42 MBPS18
23 Dumfries (Virginia)558.06 MBPS14
24 Lathrop (California)557.12 MBPS18
25 Nyack (New York)556.54 MBPS15
26 Lanham (Maryland)555.42 MBPS20
27 Roslyn Heights (New York)554.50 MBPS15
28 Suffern (New York)546.59 MBPS19
29 - Rancho Santa Fe (California)544.29 MBPS19
30 Libertyville (Illinois)543.88 MBPS22
31 Owings (Maryland)543.00 MBPS13
32 Poolesville (Maryland)540.20 MBPS14
33 Bristow (Virginia)525.18 MBPS19
34 Pikesville (Maryland)521.34 MBPS21
35 Sparks Glencoe (Maryland)513.76 MBPS21
36 Perkiomenville (Pennsylvania)510.58 MBPS13
37 Little Silver (New Jersey)506.49 MBPS15
38 Independence (Ohio)492.69 MBPS23
39 Brownsville (Pennsylvania)488.50 MBPS12
40 Millington (New Jersey)483.50 MBPS12
41 Berlin (New Jersey)472.61 MBPS16
42 East Elmhurst (New York)470.99 MBPS18
43 Prairie Village (Kansas)470.65 MBPS21
44 Robertsdale (Alabama)470.49 MBPS14
45 University Park (Pennsylvania)468.74 MBPS13
46 Flanders (New Jersey)465.65 MBPS15
47 Western Springs (Illinois)453.27 MBPS17
48 Sapulpa (Oklahoma)448.67 MBPS16
49 Skaneateles (New York)438.93 MBPS13
50 Manassas (Virginia)434.75 MBPS23
51 Closter (New Jersey)432.13 MBPS18
52 Boydton (Virginia)428.82 MBPS14
53 Cliffwood (New Jersey)422.63 MBPS13
54 Mukilteo (Washington)420.85 MBPS15
55 Hyrum (Utah)419.41 MBPS14
56 Carrollton (Ohio)415.94 MBPS10
57 Lipan (Texas)413.65 MBPS14
58 West Friendship (Maryland)412.25 MBPS11
59 Old Westbury (New York)412.03 MBPS13
60 Glen Arm (Maryland)410.41 MBPS15
61 Howard City (Michigan)408.06 MBPS14
62 Cortlandt Manor (New York)407.50 MBPS17
63 Hillsdale (New Jersey)407.01 MBPS13
64 Chantilly (Virginia)406.76 MBPS27
65 North Chelmsford (Massachusetts)404.58 MBPS17
66 Red Bank (New Jersey)404.57 MBPS18
67 East Quogue (New York)404.29 MBPS10
68 Pleasantville (New York)399.27 MBPS15
69 Elk Park (North Carolina)398.09 MBPS8
70 Hixson (Tennessee)397.83 MBPS14
71 Colden (New York)397.79 MBPS12
72 Oyster Bay (New York)392.69 MBPS14
73 Manchester Township (New Jersey)388.78 MBPS13
74 Marysville (Michigan)387.98 MBPS13
75 Pekin (Illinois)386.27 MBPS18
76 Harrisville (Rhode Island)383.55 MBPS11
77 Orinda (California)382.90 MBPS15
78 Parkesburg (Pennsylvania)382.84 MBPS14
79 Jasper (Indiana)381.59 MBPS17
80 Jenks (Oklahoma)381.49 MBPS15
81 Sugar Grove (Illinois)381.22 MBPS18
82 La Marque (Texas)380.69 MBPS14
83 Oakton (Virginia)380.51 MBPS18
84 Newtonville (Massachusetts)375.77 MBPS16
85 Oradell (New Jersey)374.97 MBPS18
86 Moraga (California)374.76 MBPS18
87 Bellaire (Texas)374.31 MBPS21
88 Walker (Louisiana)374.00 MBPS15
89 Chester (New York)372.60 MBPS11
90 Aiken (South Carolina)371.37 MBPS14
91 Bala Cynwyd (Pennsylvania)370.34 MBPS21
92 Stanford (California)370.31 MBPS18
93 Bedford (Pennsylvania)368.38 MBPS9
94 Monongahela (Pennsylvania)367.22 MBPS13
95 Howard Beach (New York)367.09 MBPS10
96 Oakley (California)364.67 MBPS15
97 Richton Park (Illinois)361.67 MBPS15
98 New Windsor (New York)359.71 MBPS16
99 Monterey (Massachusetts)358.72 MBPS12
100 El Segundo (California)357.91 MBPS25

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 11/04/2019