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
14
4 Hampton (Georgia) 937.15 MBPS
15
5 Greenfield (New Hampshire) 935.31 MBPS
11
6 Winchendon (Massachusetts) 929.72 MBPS
12
7 Harbor City (California) 927.05 MBPS
18
8 Coraopolis (Pennsylvania) 925.33 MBPS
18
9 Derwood (Maryland) 921.87 MBPS
15
10 Flemington (New Jersey) 920.44 MBPS
11
11 Charles Town (West Virginia) 919.07 MBPS
14
12 Plaistow (New Hampshire) 917.5 MBPS
12
13 Milford (Massachusetts) 915.67 MBPS
17
14 Vista (California) 913.11 MBPS
19
15 Plainville (Massachusetts) 912.28 MBPS
16
16 Sandwich (Massachusetts) 910.31 MBPS
13
17 Granger (Indiana) 909.82 MBPS
22
18 Fords (New Jersey) 908.93 MBPS
14
19 Chesapeake Beach (Maryland) 907.87 MBPS
12
20 Myersville (Maryland) 907.72 MBPS
14
21 Purcellville (Virginia) 906.75 MBPS
15
22 Beacon (New York) 905.33 MBPS
14
23 West Newton (Massachusetts) 902.27 MBPS
15
24 Santa Rosa (California) 899.94 MBPS
19
25 Rancho Santa Fe (California) 899.09 MBPS
19
26 Barrington (Rhode Island) 896.81 MBPS
14
27 Dracut (Massachusetts) 896.25 MBPS
14
28 Ypsilanti (Michigan) 895.51 MBPS
18
29 Stoughton (Massachusetts) 894.88 MBPS
16
30 Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) 892.75 MBPS
16
31 Shelton (Washington) 890.97 MBPS
16
32 Springfield (Tennessee) 890.27 MBPS
15
33 Belvedere Tiburon (California) 890.23 MBPS
15
34 Myrtle Creek (Oregon) 888.87 MBPS
15
35 Millbrae (California) 888.39 MBPS
23
36 Midland (Texas) 885.36 MBPS
26
37 San Mateo (California) 883.94 MBPS
28
38 Lakeside (California) 883.83 MBPS
18
39 Andover (Massachusetts) 880.22 MBPS
17
40 Hatfield (Pennsylvania) 878.84 MBPS
13
41 Unionville (Tennessee) 872.75 MBPS
10
42 Rockport (Massachusetts) 868.5 MBPS
13
43 Germantown (New York) 867.96 MBPS
17
44 Clark (New Jersey) 863.19 MBPS
15
45 Arlington Heights (Illinois) 862.77 MBPS
20
46 Harvest (Alabama) 858.7 MBPS
15
47 Adairsville (Georgia) 857.03 MBPS
13
48 Tualatin (Oregon) 850.29 MBPS
18
49 Chester (Vermont) 849.66 MBPS
14
50 Sugar Grove (Illinois) 849.21 MBPS
17
51 Venice (California) 848.93 MBPS
19
52 Monrovia (California) 845.18 MBPS
20
53 New Ipswich (New Hampshire) 844.89 MBPS
12
54 Elk Grove Village (Illinois) 842.84 MBPS
22
55 Wilmington (Illinois) 840.93 MBPS
18
56 Downers Grove (Illinois) 840.85 MBPS
24
57 Kennett Square (Pennsylvania) 840.06 MBPS
15
58 Merced (California) 836.46 MBPS
19
59 Pottstown (Pennsylvania) 834.47 MBPS
16
60 Cottage Grove (Minnesota) 833.66 MBPS
17
61 Vineland (New Jersey) 829.73 MBPS
14
62 Gardena (California) 827.63 MBPS
25
63 Sparks (Nevada) 826.08 MBPS
23
64 Louisville (Colorado) 822.01 MBPS
16
65 Wheeling (West Virginia) 821.25 MBPS
12
66 Damascus (Maryland) 820.63 MBPS
14
67 Baldwin Park (California) 819.93 MBPS
18
68 Hutto (Texas) 819.1 MBPS
16
69 Buford (Georgia) 814.83 MBPS
17
70 Valdosta (Georgia) 810.03 MBPS
16
71 Liverpool (Pennsylvania) 807.09 MBPS
15
72 Northwood (New Hampshire) 805.11 MBPS
14
73 Salisbury (Maryland) 803.26 MBPS
15
74 Mauldin (South Carolina) 802.86 MBPS
16
75 Murrysville (Pennsylvania) 801.79 MBPS
16
76 Albany (Oregon) 801.62 MBPS
19
77 Wellesley (Massachusetts) 800.08 MBPS
16
78 Union (New Jersey) 799.88 MBPS
17
79 El Mirage (Arizona) 799.55 MBPS
14
80 Hingham (Massachusetts) 793.84 MBPS
16
81 Midlothian (Texas) 790.91 MBPS
20
82 Rancho Mirage (California) 789.12 MBPS
18
83 Danville (Illinois) 781.29 MBPS
18
84 Copperopolis (California) 780.64 MBPS
11
85 Deer Park (Texas) 773.1 MBPS
16
86 Stevinson (California) 772.9 MBPS
15
87 Smithfield (Utah) 772.79 MBPS
16
88 Sebastopol (California) 772.22 MBPS
18
89 Mcalester (Oklahoma) 771.32 MBPS
21
90 White Plains (New York) 768.8 MBPS
23
91 Emeryville (California) 766.65 MBPS
28
92 Moorestown (New Jersey) 765.68 MBPS
14
93 Allenwood (Pennsylvania) 764.69 MBPS
15
94 Cypress (California) 763.43 MBPS
19
95 Novato (California) 760.31 MBPS
22
96 Crompond (New York) 760.14 MBPS
10
97 Belleville (New Jersey) 758.36 MBPS
14
98 Lake View (New York) 752.6 MBPS
12
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