Cities With Fastest Internet Connections Nationwide

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 August 2021 is Boydton followed by Washington in second place, and Harbor City in 3rd place. Information about how we calculate these results is available below.

Fastest City Leaderboard: August, 2021

Rank City Download Speed Speed over time No. of Providers
1 Boydton (Virginia) 3267.52 MBPS
13
2 Washington (Virginia) 1550.64 MBPS
11
3 Harbor City (California) 927.31 MBPS
17
4 Half Moon Bay (California) 921.63 MBPS
15
5 - Millbrae (California) 919.69 MBPS
20
6 - Milford (Massachusetts) 919.04 MBPS
14
7 Plainville (Massachusetts) 918.19 MBPS
13
8 Randolph (Massachusetts) 917.65 MBPS
15
9 Avondale (Arizona) 909.83 MBPS
14
10 - Dracut (Massachusetts) 900.03 MBPS
14
11 Belvedere Tiburon (California) 899.51 MBPS
15
12 Rancho Santa Fe (California) 895.18 MBPS
20
13 Wellesley (Massachusetts) 890.07 MBPS
13
14 West Newton (Massachusetts) 887.35 MBPS
13
15 - Danville (California) 886.19 MBPS
17
16 Clark (New Jersey) 881.53 MBPS
14
17 Hartford (Connecticut) 870.01 MBPS
19
18 Hialeah (Florida) 867.36 MBPS
15
19 Chapel Hill (Tennessee) 863.61 MBPS
8
20 Elk Grove Village (Illinois) 863.14 MBPS
23
21 Venice (California) 861.13 MBPS
16
22 Cartersville (Georgia) 858.62 MBPS
14
23 - Wheeling (West Virginia) 855.36 MBPS
14
24 Sugar Grove (Illinois) 852.65 MBPS
16
25 San Tan Valley (Arizona) 843.12 MBPS
16
26 - Chester (Vermont) 840.69 MBPS
11
27 Independence (Ohio) 838.79 MBPS
21
28 New Ipswich (New Hampshire) 837.98 MBPS
10
29 Murrysville (Pennsylvania) 836.57 MBPS
12
30 Greenfield (Massachusetts) 835.23 MBPS
10
31 Gardena (California) 834.17 MBPS
27
32 Bixby (Oklahoma) 832.18 MBPS
15
33 Concord (Massachusetts) 829.79 MBPS
13
34 Pottstown (Pennsylvania) 826.56 MBPS
17
35 Barnegat (New Jersey) 824.45 MBPS
10
36 Burlington (New Jersey) 824.36 MBPS
18
37 Papillion (Nebraska) 822.3 MBPS
15
38 Merced (California) 820.89 MBPS
19
39 Dickinson (Texas) 818.92 MBPS
16
40 Cottage Grove (Minnesota) 815.1 MBPS
11
41 Ridgefield (Connecticut) 811.85 MBPS
12
42 Wolfeboro (New Hampshire) 808.82 MBPS
10
43 Fort Washington (Maryland) 803.2 MBPS
12
44 Beverly (Massachusetts) 801.55 MBPS
12
45 Hoschton (Georgia) 799.03 MBPS
10
46 Swedesboro (New Jersey) 795.44 MBPS
16
47 Moorhead (Minnesota) 794.65 MBPS
11
48 Hingham (Massachusetts) 791.27 MBPS
13
49 Snellville (Georgia) 790.93 MBPS
14
50 Pacific Grove (California) 788.54 MBPS
12
51 Owasso (Oklahoma) 781.16 MBPS
16
52 Copperopolis (California) 781.07 MBPS
11
53 Broomfield (Colorado) 780.79 MBPS
18
54 West Sacramento (California) 772.58 MBPS
21
55 Stevinson (California) 766.83 MBPS
12
56 Stone Harbor (New Jersey) 766.06 MBPS
12
57 Clementon (New Jersey) 765.81 MBPS
12
58 Deer Park (Texas) 765.13 MBPS
18
59 Elmwood Park (Illinois) 764.9 MBPS
15
60 Moorestown (New Jersey) 761.42 MBPS
17
61 Lagrange (Georgia) 759.63 MBPS
14
62 Sparta (Illinois) 759.13 MBPS
13
63 New Albany (Ohio) 759.11 MBPS
15
64 Villa Park (Illinois) 755.42 MBPS
15
65 Estill Springs (Tennessee) 750.13 MBPS
12
66 Coralville (Iowa) 748.79 MBPS
17
67 Mission Hills (California) 747.82 MBPS
16
68 Berwyn (Illinois) 746.67 MBPS
14
69 Berlin (Connecticut) 745.4 MBPS
10
70 Rahway (New Jersey) 741.07 MBPS
15
71 Aiken (South Carolina) 740.67 MBPS
13
72 Cibolo (Texas) 740.15 MBPS
17
73 Piedmont (Oklahoma) 737.46 MBPS
17
74 Novato (California) 736.56 MBPS
19
75 Cedar Park (Texas) 736.31 MBPS
19
76 Allenwood (Pennsylvania) 734.87 MBPS
10
77 Slaughters (Kentucky) 729.77 MBPS
9
78 Brigham City (Utah) 729.52 MBPS
18
79 Sebastopol (California) 726.6 MBPS
13
80 Oak Park (Illinois) 723.54 MBPS
19
81 Ambler (Pennsylvania) 719.97 MBPS
13
82 Newton (Iowa) 716.83 MBPS
13
83 Toms River (New Jersey) 716.32 MBPS
16
84 Westfield (New Jersey) 710.41 MBPS
12
85 Pasadena (Maryland) 709.03 MBPS
13
86 Malden (Massachusetts) 705.49 MBPS
16
87 Chester Springs (Pennsylvania) 705.13 MBPS
12
88 Woods Cross (Utah) 704.04 MBPS
18
89 Ladera Ranch (California) 703.31 MBPS
12
90 Baldwin (New York) 700.54 MBPS
10
91 Mount Laurel (New Jersey) 699.66 MBPS
15
92 Harrington Park (New Jersey) 699.23 MBPS
11
93 Smithfield (Utah) 698.18 MBPS
14
94 San Mateo (California) 696.8 MBPS
24
95 New Castle (Indiana) 694.01 MBPS
12
96 Winchester (Virginia) 692.46 MBPS
16
97 Gurley (Alabama) 692.25 MBPS
16
98 Attleboro (Massachusetts) 692.12 MBPS
13
99 Apalachicola (Florida) 689.87 MBPS
7
100 Santee (California) 688.89 MBPS
15

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 08/04/2021