HighSpeedInternet.com is excited to release its first-ever "State of the Internet in 2020" report, a comprehensive look into how the Internet catapulted into the spotlight this year. This report highlights Internet speeds and prices across the US, how satisfied customers are with their connection, the response of Internet service providers (ISPs) to the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of connectivity moving forward.
"Reliable access to fast and affordable Internet has been an issue in this country for years, but 2020 and its unique circumstances highlighted how important the internet truly is to everything we do — from work to school, education, entertainment, and even healthcare," said Rebecca Lee Armstrong, Internet Expert at HighSpeedInternet.com.
Armstrong continued, "This year also showed us how different parts of the US currently experience the Internet differently. It’s been eye-opening, but the bright side is that many companies are rushing to fill the Internet gap with new technologies that we hope will make Internet accessibility better and more equal in the future."
Here are some of the key findings:
• The city with the fastest Internet speed (according to speed test data) in 2020 was Whitestone, NY, with a speed of 138.4 Mbps, and the city with the slowest Internet speed was Stowe, VT, with a speed of 7.3 Mbps. The average speed for the whole country was 42.86 Mbps.
• 45% of Internet users surveyed think their internet connection is too slow. But only 16% upgraded.
• Wyoming pays the most for Internet, with a rate of $7.84 per Mbps. Rhode Island pays the least for Internet, with a rate of $0.63 per Mbps. We found that the average price of Internet in the US is $3.91 per Mbps.
• Technological advancements in wireless Internet like 5G, LEO satellite (low-earth orbit) and 4G home internet are helping more people stay connected without the need to bury cables.
• In a recent survey on popular tech myths in 2020, we found 1 out of 4 think 5G towers make you sick, and a third of respondents believe low-Earth orbit satellites will ruin our view of the night sky.
View the full report here: https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/state-of-the-internet/
About the Author: HighSpeedInternet.com is a consumer comparison site in the US. Our internet experts help people choose the best Internet plans in their area. Our team of data analysts and Internet experts chose the best reports from this year to illustrate internet connectivity in 2020.