All but three states saw average peak connection speeds rise in the third quarter. Speeds dropped 1.1 percent in Oregon, 2.4 percent in Kentucky and 2.8 percent in New Hampshire. Of course, that decline is relative. Kentucky was tied with Arkansas for the slowest peak speeds, while Oregon and New Hampshire fell somewhere in the middle of states. Connecticut’s peak speeds rose by 25 percent, a steeper rise than in any other state. It ranks behind Delaware and Washington in overall peak speeds.
Delaware also has the highest broadband adoption rates of any state, with almost 70 percent of connections to Akamai averages 10 Mbps or more.