DC’s Internet speed ranks low nationwide

While Georgetown University waits for its campus-wide wireless network, the rest of the District faces its own battles of the Internet.

A yearly report by the Communications Workers of America on the Internet speeds of the fifty states (as well as DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) ranks the District as having the 42nd slowest Internet in the country.

The report shows that though the median download speed in Washington has gotten faster since last year, the District’s ranking to fell from 37. The three fastest states are Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. California ranks 13th.

District neighborhoods with the fastest speeds are Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle. The greater Deanwood and Fort Dupont areas have the slowest speeds.

Compared to the rest of the world, the United States’ Internet speed ranks 25th. So by the time you’ve finished reading this, someone in South Korea has already finished a sporcle quiz.

h/t: dcist

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