Our Virtual Reality: How Fast Is The Internet In Massachusetts?

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BOSTON — As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, dining rooms have been turned into classrooms while sofas and coffee tables are doubling as office cubicles. With so many Massachusetts families learning and working remotely, you’re likely discovering how well your home is equipped to deal with our new virtual reality, including whether your internet speed is up to the job. According to a new ranking by HighSpeedInternet.com, a private firm that compares internet service providers for consumers, the average internet speed in the Bay State is 73.6 mbps, the seventh-fastest in the country — more than enough to meet the typical demand. Because these are averages, internet speeds can vary greatly from region to region, with some areas of a particular state enjoying truly high-speed internet and others with access to turtle-pace service or even none at all. To determine where states placed on the list, HighSpeedInternet.com looked at data from 3 million speed test tool results, took the average speed of every state and ranked them from fastest to slowest. Here are the 10 states with the fastest internet: Maryland (84.1 Mbps) Delaware (80.9 Mbps) New Jersey (76.3 Mbps) District of Columbia (75.2 Mbps) Virginia (74.5 Mbps) Rhode Island (74.5 Mbps) Massachusetts (73.6 Mbps) Colorado (70.9 Mbps) Washington (67.3 Mbps) …

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