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Global average connection speed grew by 23 percent compared to Q1 2015

Akamai has released its State of the Internet Report for the first quarter of 2016, and the findings show briskly growing connection rates. The global average connection speed grew by 23 percent compared to Q1 2015, rising to a new high of 6.3Mbps.

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As in previous quarters, the District of Columbia enjoyed the strongest connectivity in the United States, with an average speed of 24.0 Mbps and year-over-year (YOY) growth of 48 percent. It’s followed by Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Utah, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington. No state yet reaches the FCC’s 25 Mbps broadband threshold, but D.C. is close.

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