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Report: Connection speeds in Connecticut among fastest in the world

Connecticut had second-fastest Internet in nation in 2014 third quarter, Sen. Bob Duff said.
Connecticut had second-fastest Internet in nation in 2014 third quarter, Sen. Bob Duff said.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has been acknowledged as a national and global leader in Internet speed in a report released last week by Akamai Technologies.

According to the broadband experts, average peak connection speeds in Connecticut during the third quarter of 2014 were faster than in every state with the exception of Delaware. Even more impressive, Internet speeds in Connecticut were faster than in every country save Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and State Sen. Paul Doyle (D-Wethersfield) announced the news Monday.

Duff, who chaired the Energy & Technology Committee through December 2014, said in a press statement that this is one more reason why millennials should be looking to Connecticut as an attractive place to live and work.

“This is yet another measure in which Connecticut doesn’t just compete with our fellow states when it comes to internet speed – it blows away the competition,” Duff said. “This is a home run for Connecticut, and the kind of news that both individuals and small businesses can really get excited about.”

The report, featured in the Washington Post last week, measures average peak Internet speed in Megabits per second (Mbps). Among states, Connecticut’s average peak Internet speed of 71 Mbps was second only to Delaware’s 75.7 Mbps.

 

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3 responses to “Report: Connection speeds in Connecticut among fastest in the world”

  1. Mike Mushak

    Good news about CT!

  2. EveT

    The 3rd quarter of 2014 was just before Frontier Communications took over. I wonder what CT’s speed would be if they looked at the 4th quarter of 2014.

  3. EveT

    At the end of Bob Duff’s press release it explains that the report “measures average PEAK internet speed” (emphasis added).
    That’s like saying that the Acela to Boston has an average peak speed of 100 miles/hr. We all know it takes 3 hours on the Acela to go the 175 miles from Stamford to Boston, an average speed of 58 miles/hr. The peak speed doesn’t really mean much.
    In any case, I’m sure we have all noticed a speed slowdown since Frontier took over.

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