Delaware Ranks 3rd in Internet Speed

Updated March 17, 2017
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Delaware also finished first or in the top three for adoption of high-speed broadband at different data rates.

Delaware ranks third among U.S. states and Washington, D.C., for overall internet speed, said a report by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based internet content provider Akamai Technologies Inc.

David Belson, senior director of industry and data intelligence at Akamai said Delaware’s internet speed could help attract millennials to the state. Recent studies have shown millennials consider high-speed broadband a factor in potential relocation.

“This makes me feel good if I am looking to move to Delaware,” Belson said. “If I was considering moving to Delaware because of a job, I can look at these numbers and be confident that I’ll get Netflix.”

Experts say the increased speed is the result of a substantial investments in Delaware’s infrastructure from AT&T and Verizon. Verizon spent nearly $350 million between 2010 and 2014 and AT&T spent $45 million between 2007 and 2009 and $70 million between 2012 and 2014.

Those investments, along with a $4 million state initiative to improve internet connectivity by adding high-speed fiber optic lines between Wilmington and Georgetown are the key reasons Delaware constantly tops other states in internet connectivity.

Read the full article at DelawareOnline.com

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