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US Internet speeds vary wildly state-by-state, US Census Bureau says

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The Census Bureau released a report relying on data collected in 2013, finding that there was a significant statistical gap between states that have high levels of access to high-speed Internet and those that do not. The leading state in the Union was found to be New Hampshire, which reported almost 86 percent of its citizens having broadband speeds. Meanwhile, at the bottom end of the scale was Mississippi with only around 62 percent of its residents having access to high-speed Internet. The US average was found to be around 78 percent – just a bit more than three out of every four Americans.

When it came to municipalities and urban areas, the national leader for the most residents having access to high-speed Internet turned out to be Corvallis, Oregon, which boasted an 89 percent rate. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley areas were nearly as high with 88.5 percent broadband Internet coverage. At the other end of the spectrum was Farmington, New Mexico, which reported a truly abysmal 53 percent rate.

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