Cities With The Fastest Download Speeds

The fastest city in the US for February 2022 is Boydton followed by Washington in second place, and Ellenwood in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: February, 2022

Rank City Download Speed Speed over time No. of Providers
1 - Boydton (Virginia) 1779.47 MBPS
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2 Washington (Virginia) 1536.67 MBPS
14
3 Ellenwood (Georgia) 937.6 MBPS
15
4 Hampton (Georgia) 937.15 MBPS
14
5 Greenfield (New Hampshire) 935.31 MBPS
8
6 Winchendon (Massachusetts) 929.72 MBPS
14
7 Harbor City (California) 927.05 MBPS
19
8 Coraopolis (Pennsylvania) 925.33 MBPS
20
9 Derwood (Maryland) 921.87 MBPS
20
10 Flemington (New Jersey) 920.44 MBPS
17
11 Charles Town (West Virginia) 919.07 MBPS
13
12 Plaistow (New Hampshire) 917.5 MBPS
12
13 Milford (Massachusetts) 915.67 MBPS
18
14 Vista (California) 913.11 MBPS
23
15 Plainville (Massachusetts) 912.28 MBPS
16
16 Sandwich (Massachusetts) 910.31 MBPS
12
17 Granger (Indiana) 909.82 MBPS
21
18 Fords (New Jersey) 908.93 MBPS
15
19 Chesapeake Beach (Maryland) 907.87 MBPS
12
20 Myersville (Maryland) 907.72 MBPS
13
21 Purcellville (Virginia) 906.75 MBPS
17
22 Beacon (New York) 905.33 MBPS
14
23 West Newton (Massachusetts) 902.27 MBPS
16
24 Santa Rosa (California) 899.94 MBPS
23
25 Rancho Santa Fe (California) 899.09 MBPS
20
26 Barrington (Rhode Island) 896.81 MBPS
14
27 Dracut (Massachusetts) 896.25 MBPS
17
28 Ypsilanti (Michigan) 895.51 MBPS
18
29 Stoughton (Massachusetts) 894.88 MBPS
17
30 Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) 892.75 MBPS
15
31 Shelton (Washington) 890.97 MBPS
14
32 Springfield (Tennessee) 890.27 MBPS
16
33 Belvedere Tiburon (California) 890.23 MBPS
17
34 Myrtle Creek (Oregon) 888.87 MBPS
14
35 Millbrae (California) 888.39 MBPS
21
36 Midland (Texas) 885.36 MBPS
33
37 San Mateo (California) 883.94 MBPS
24
38 Lakeside (California) 883.83 MBPS
18
39 Andover (Massachusetts) 880.22 MBPS
18
40 Hatfield (Pennsylvania) 878.84 MBPS
17
41 Unionville (Tennessee) 872.75 MBPS
8
42 Rockport (Massachusetts) 868.5 MBPS
15
43 Germantown (New York) 867.96 MBPS
16
44 Clark (New Jersey) 863.19 MBPS
17
45 Arlington Heights (Illinois) 862.77 MBPS
21
46 Harvest (Alabama) 858.7 MBPS
15
47 Adairsville (Georgia) 857.03 MBPS
14
48 Tualatin (Oregon) 850.29 MBPS
21
49 Chester (Vermont) 849.66 MBPS
11
50 Sugar Grove (Illinois) 849.21 MBPS
18
51 Venice (California) 848.93 MBPS
19
52 Monrovia (California) 845.18 MBPS
21
53 New Ipswich (New Hampshire) 844.89 MBPS
10
54 Elk Grove Village (Illinois) 842.84 MBPS
25
55 Wilmington (Illinois) 840.93 MBPS
16
56 Downers Grove (Illinois) 840.85 MBPS
22
57 Kennett Square (Pennsylvania) 840.06 MBPS
17
58 Merced (California) 836.46 MBPS
19
59 Pottstown (Pennsylvania) 834.47 MBPS
19
60 Cottage Grove (Minnesota) 833.66 MBPS
14
61 Vineland (New Jersey) 829.73 MBPS
19
62 Gardena (California) 827.63 MBPS
27
63 Sparks (Nevada) 826.08 MBPS
24
64 Louisville (Colorado) 822.01 MBPS
15
65 Wheeling (West Virginia) 821.25 MBPS
17
66 Damascus (Maryland) 820.63 MBPS
18
67 Baldwin Park (California) 819.93 MBPS
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68 Hutto (Texas) 819.1 MBPS
23
69 Buford (Georgia) 814.83 MBPS
23
70 Valdosta (Georgia) 810.03 MBPS
18
71 Liverpool (Pennsylvania) 807.09 MBPS
14
72 Northwood (New Hampshire) 805.11 MBPS
13
73 Salisbury (Maryland) 803.26 MBPS
15
74 Mauldin (South Carolina) 802.86 MBPS
15
75 Murrysville (Pennsylvania) 801.79 MBPS
15
76 Albany (Oregon) 801.62 MBPS
18
77 Wellesley (Massachusetts) 800.08 MBPS
16
78 Union (New Jersey) 799.88 MBPS
16
79 El Mirage (Arizona) 799.55 MBPS
15
80 Hingham (Massachusetts) 793.84 MBPS
16
81 Midlothian (Texas) 790.91 MBPS
20
82 Rancho Mirage (California) 789.12 MBPS
17
83 Danville (Illinois) 781.29 MBPS
17
84 Copperopolis (California) 780.64 MBPS
9
85 Deer Park (Texas) 773.1 MBPS
20
86 Stevinson (California) 772.9 MBPS
14
87 Smithfield (Utah) 772.79 MBPS
13
88 Sebastopol (California) 772.22 MBPS
15
89 Mcalester (Oklahoma) 771.32 MBPS
17
90 White Plains (New York) 768.8 MBPS
26
91 Emeryville (California) 766.65 MBPS
26
92 Moorestown (New Jersey) 765.68 MBPS
20
93 Allenwood (Pennsylvania) 764.69 MBPS
13
94 Cypress (California) 763.43 MBPS
22
95 Novato (California) 760.31 MBPS
21
96 Crompond (New York) 760.14 MBPS
12
97 Belleville (New Jersey) 758.36 MBPS
13
98 Lake View (New York) 752.6 MBPS
13
99 Alachua (Florida) 752.34 MBPS
13
100 Toms River (New Jersey) 750.98 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 02/07/2022