Thursday, December 13, 2018

Report: Memphis Internet Slowest in the Country

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM

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Memphis has the slowest internet in the country, according to the latest report from Ookla.

The company’s Speedtest product is used by millions each day to test the speed of their internet connection. Ookla also produces regular market reports of fixed and mobile internet speeds in the US.

For the second and third quarters of 2018, Ookla found the national average download speed over fixed broadband was 96.25 Mbps. The national average upload speed was 32.88 Mbps.

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Memphis’ download speed ranked dead last in a survey of the top 100 biggest U.S. cities. Average download speeds here were 44.86 Mbps. The city was followed by Laredo, Texas, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.

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Upload speeds here averaged 12.96 Mbps. It was the fourth slowest speed in the country behind Laredo, Toledo, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The nation’s fastest internet can be found in Kansas City, Mo., according to the report.

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