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 December 2018 is Nine Mile Falls followed by Hoschton in second place, and Washington in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: December, 2018

RankCityDownload Speed Speed over timeNo. of Providers
1 - Nine Mile Falls (Washington)898.43 MBPS18
2 Hoschton (Georgia)730.66 MBPS11
3 Washington (Virginia)714.00 MBPS8
4 Hines (Minnesota)701.60 MBPS6
5 - Piedmont (Oklahoma)664.88 MBPS13
6 North Arlington (New Jersey)648.04 MBPS15
7 Clinton (Maryland)632.30 MBPS14
8 Gurley (Alabama)621.71 MBPS14
9 Fort Lupton (Colorado)616.95 MBPS12
10 Barto (Pennsylvania)600.85 MBPS14
11 - Bristow (Virginia)593.63 MBPS19
12 Chelsea (Massachusetts)581.46 MBPS16
13 Haddon Heights (New Jersey)523.29 MBPS15
14 Pikesville (Maryland)521.83 MBPS19
15 - Corte Madera (California)507.02 MBPS18
16 Wheeling (West Virginia)493.41 MBPS12
17 Lebanon (Indiana)480.41 MBPS19
18 Hopewell (New Jersey)468.50 MBPS13
19 Berlin (New Jersey)466.54 MBPS13
20 Boydton (Virginia)461.07 MBPS12
21 Guilford (Connecticut)452.33 MBPS12
22 Glen Arm (Maryland)447.75 MBPS12
23 Fort Pierce (Florida)442.51 MBPS17
24 Saratoga (California)427.83 MBPS20
25 Manteo (North Carolina)425.75 MBPS8
26 Carrizo Springs (Texas)410.99 MBPS8
27 Orinda (California)408.23 MBPS15
28 Key West (Florida)406.75 MBPS9
29 Mukilteo (Washington)399.36 MBPS15
30 Albrightsville (Pennsylvania)397.11 MBPS11
31 Union (Washington)386.26 MBPS12
32 Keansburg (New Jersey)382.59 MBPS12
33 Chepachet (Rhode Island)382.24 MBPS10
34 Disputanta (Virginia)373.91 MBPS8
35 Montgomery (Illinois)372.71 MBPS20
36 Water Mill (New York)371.52 MBPS11
37 Manassas (Virginia)369.48 MBPS24
38 La Plata (Maryland)369.36 MBPS14
39 College Grove (Tennessee)368.08 MBPS16
40 Windham (New Hampshire)366.76 MBPS13
41 Labelle (Florida)361.36 MBPS9
42 Leesville (South Carolina)357.67 MBPS10
43 East Quogue (New York)357.10 MBPS9
44 Whiteside (Tennessee)356.83 MBPS8
45 Evans (Colorado)355.29 MBPS12
46 North Miami Beach (Florida)353.08 MBPS18
47 - Midlothian (Texas)350.72 MBPS18
48 Carrollton (Ohio)348.45 MBPS10
49 Haworth (New Jersey)342.45 MBPS13
50 Spicewood (Texas)340.70 MBPS21
51 Sorrento (Florida)336.94 MBPS13
52 Coatesville (Pennsylvania)335.59 MBPS15
53 Jenks (Oklahoma)328.29 MBPS15
54 Manor (Texas)325.94 MBPS16
55 Gladstone (New Jersey)324.12 MBPS17
56 Conley (Georgia)323.26 MBPS10
57 Perry Hall (Maryland)321.06 MBPS13
58 Seabrook (Texas)319.94 MBPS18
59 Round Hill (Virginia)319.18 MBPS12
60 Fischer (Texas)318.70 MBPS13
61 Sugar Grove (Illinois)317.77 MBPS16
62 Worland (Wyoming)316.30 MBPS9
63 Tulia (Texas)312.64 MBPS9
64 Marlton (New Jersey)310.06 MBPS16
65 Gambrills (Maryland)308.76 MBPS16
66 Prospect Heights (Illinois)307.32 MBPS21
67 El Segundo (California)305.27 MBPS26
68 Kelso (Washington)304.40 MBPS13
69 Stanford (California)303.51 MBPS17
70 Medford (New Jersey)303.50 MBPS17
71 Ambler (Pennsylvania)303.26 MBPS18
72 Capitola (California)301.78 MBPS18
73 Jasper (Indiana)301.41 MBPS17
74 Independence (Ohio)294.59 MBPS23
75 Middletown (Delaware)294.12 MBPS16
76 Dripping Springs (Texas)293.45 MBPS22
77 Hollis (New York)293.11 MBPS15
78 Hillside (New Jersey)291.81 MBPS18
79 Inola (Oklahoma)289.98 MBPS16
80 Center Barnstead (New Hampshire)287.94 MBPS8
81 Burleson (Texas)287.87 MBPS24
82 New Milford (New Jersey)286.85 MBPS12
83 Colfax (California)286.79 MBPS16
84 Red Bank (New Jersey)286.63 MBPS18
85 Shokan (New York)286.13 MBPS10
86 Shawnee (Kansas)285.98 MBPS22
87 Marcellus (New York)285.08 MBPS10
88 North Port (Florida)284.28 MBPS10
89 East Elmhurst (New York)283.95 MBPS16
90 Cloverdale (Indiana)281.64 MBPS10
91 Cibolo (Texas)280.15 MBPS16
92 Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania)278.98 MBPS17
93 Indian Head (Maryland)278.86 MBPS10
94 Kingston (New York)278.76 MBPS14
95 Mundelein (Illinois)278.31 MBPS21
96 Islamorada (Florida)276.15 MBPS9
97 Woodstock (Georgia)273.58 MBPS18
98 Pacific Palisades (California)272.61 MBPS18
99 Manakin Sabot (Virginia)271.92 MBPS9
100 Southampton (New York)271.89 MBPS12

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 01/08/2019

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