Saturday August 06, 2016

Internet Speeds Are Getting Faster In The U.S.

A new report from has found that internet speeds have increased by 40% since last year. Leading the way are cities such as Austin, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Francisco. Mobile internet performance has also increased by 30%.

Fixed broadband customers have seen the biggest jump in performance with download speeds achieving an average of over 50 Mbps for the first time ever. This improvement is more than a 40% increase since July 2015. Overall, the fixed broadband industry has seen consolidation, speed upgrades and, thankfully, growth in fiber optic deployments from upstarts like Google Fiber to industry titans like XFINITY and AT&T to other regional internet service providers. Mobile internet customers have also seen performance gains, improving by more than 30% since last year with an average download speed of 19.27 Mbps in the first six months of 2016.