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 January 2018 is Piedmont followed by Roslyn in second place, and Bristow in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: January, 2018

RankCityDownload Speed Speed over timeNo. of Providers
1 - Piedmont (Oklahoma)772.80 MBPS13
2 Roslyn (New York)699.24 MBPS15
3 Bristow (Virginia)697.27 MBPS19
4 Hoschton (Georgia)676.78 MBPS11
5 Gurley (Alabama)604.87 MBPS13
6 Big Pine Key (Florida)600.24 MBPS12
7 Baldwin (Maryland)566.65 MBPS12
8 West Berlin (New Jersey)563.31 MBPS16
9 Red Bank (New Jersey)537.44 MBPS19
10 Sugar Grove (Illinois)530.96 MBPS17
11 Medford (New Jersey)517.23 MBPS17
12 Boydton (Virginia)498.63 MBPS12
13 Keene (Texas)495.50 MBPS19
14 Spring Branch (Texas)474.22 MBPS13
15 Park Ridge (New Jersey)455.11 MBPS17
16 Washington (Virginia)442.21 MBPS8
17 Spicewood (Texas)409.68 MBPS22
18 Corte Madera (California)385.62 MBPS21
19 Universal City (California)383.70 MBPS23
20 Water Mill (New York)377.20 MBPS11
21 North Miami Beach (Florida)372.13 MBPS18
22 College Grove (Tennessee)365.25 MBPS16
23 Boardman (Oregon)360.51 MBPS15
24 Barnesville (Minnesota)350.75 MBPS9
25 Redby (Minnesota)349.63 MBPS5
26 West Friendship (Maryland)347.84 MBPS11
27 Ambler (Pennsylvania)345.88 MBPS20
28 Sparks Glencoe (Maryland)345.41 MBPS17
29 Montgomery (Illinois)337.25 MBPS20
30 Mahwah (New Jersey)335.68 MBPS19
31 Lafayette (Alabama)335.16 MBPS8
32 Timpson (Texas)330.40 MBPS10
33 Inola (Oklahoma)323.74 MBPS16
34 Auburndale (Massachusetts)316.99 MBPS15
35 Burleson (Texas)312.21 MBPS26
36 Marion (Massachusetts)305.74 MBPS12
37 Lexington (Oklahoma)303.16 MBPS12
38 Gainesville (Virginia)302.32 MBPS19
39 Franklin (Wisconsin)302.18 MBPS20
40 Katonah (New York)299.50 MBPS14
41 Claremont (North Carolina)297.98 MBPS11
42 Tipton (Missouri)295.64 MBPS13
43 Andover (Massachusetts)291.74 MBPS18
44 Holmdel (New Jersey)284.41 MBPS20
45 Brooklet (Georgia)281.79 MBPS10
46 - Pacific Palisades (California)280.66 MBPS19
47 Warner (New Hampshire)279.14 MBPS11
48 Manassas (Virginia)278.90 MBPS25
49 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)277.56 MBPS16
50 Southampton (Pennsylvania)274.96 MBPS17
51 North Wales (Pennsylvania)272.29 MBPS19
52 Sayville (New York)271.89 MBPS12
53 Woodstock (New York)269.58 MBPS13
54 Chester (Vermont)269.40 MBPS12
55 Marlton (New Jersey)269.30 MBPS16
56 Skillman (New Jersey)266.66 MBPS17
57 Southampton (New York)265.06 MBPS11
58 Poolesville (Maryland)264.74 MBPS12
59 Cottontown (Tennessee)264.49 MBPS9
60 Kingston (New York)263.87 MBPS14
61 Laurens (Iowa)263.39 MBPS13
62 Hadley (Massachusetts)263.16 MBPS13
63 Pacific Grove (California)262.38 MBPS10
64 Corona Del Mar (California)262.14 MBPS15
65 Rhinebeck (New York)260.99 MBPS15
66 Dripping Springs (Texas)260.05 MBPS23
67 Ross (California)259.22 MBPS11
68 Watchung (New Jersey)258.53 MBPS18
69 Mc Lean (Virginia)258.37 MBPS24
70 Pocomoke City (Maryland)252.77 MBPS14
71 Stanford (California)251.78 MBPS19
72 Mississippi State (Mississippi)250.57 MBPS12
73 Jenks (Oklahoma)250.17 MBPS15
74 Morrison (Colorado)248.88 MBPS18
75 Olivehurst (California)248.49 MBPS12
76 North Aurora (Illinois)248.22 MBPS20
77 Helotes (Texas)246.91 MBPS18
78 El Segundo (California)245.44 MBPS26
79 Acton (Massachusetts)242.90 MBPS17
80 Cedarhurst (New York)240.57 MBPS13
81 Mount Vernon (New York)239.88 MBPS16
82 Accokeek (Maryland)234.61 MBPS11
83 Youngsville (Louisiana)233.20 MBPS12
84 Wayne (Pennsylvania)228.63 MBPS20
85 Buda (Texas)227.03 MBPS20
86 Cochecton (New York)226.70 MBPS7
87 Pikesville (Maryland)225.76 MBPS20
88 Yankton (South Dakota)225.46 MBPS9
89 Frisco (Texas)225.31 MBPS25
90 Keansburg (New Jersey)222.14 MBPS12
91 Cedar Hill (Texas)221.80 MBPS25
92 South Amboy (New Jersey)221.64 MBPS13
93 Prairie View (Texas)221.09 MBPS12
94 Lees Summit (Missouri)220.63 MBPS25
95 Blaine (Washington)220.56 MBPS11
96 Bellaire (Texas)219.91 MBPS18
97 Mission (Kansas)218.59 MBPS21
98 Los Molinos (California)218.41 MBPS13
99 Elon (North Carolina)218.11 MBPS13
100 Beach Haven (New Jersey)217.93 MBPS9

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 02/19/2018

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