Where can you find the fastest rural Internet?


Internet speed can often be a big problem in rural communities. According to a new study, the average speed in rural communities is 39.01 Mbps. But Hampton, Georgia has an average connection speed of 113.6. That’s more than double the national average speed of 43.8 Mbps.

Other rural cities did not fare so well. According to the study, the rural communities with the slowest Internet speeds are:

  1. Newcastle, California (3.7 Mbps)
  2. Qulin, Missouri (4.3 Mbps)
  3. Spring Hills, Kansas (4.8 Mbps)
  4. Erin, Tennessee (5 Mbps)
  5. Westphalia, Michigan (5.3 Mbps)
  6. Sylva, North Carolina (5.4 Mbps)
  7. Stevensville, Montana (5.6 Mbps)
  8. Hawaiin Ocean View, Hawaii (6.2 Mbps)
  9. Trenton, Florida (6.3 Mbps)
  10. Nevada City, California (6.7 Mbps)

A speed of at least 25 Mbps is suggested to use streaming services like Netflix.


The rural communities joining Hampton as top performers are:

  1. Hampton, Georgia (113.6 Mbps)
  2. Haymarket, Virginia (93.1 Mbps)
  3. New Market, Maryland (89.4 Mbps)
  4. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (82 Mbps)
  5. Warrenton, Virginia (79.6 Mbps)
  6. Downingtown, Pennsylvania (78.7 Mbps)
  7. Roanoke, Texas (77 Mbps)
  8. Harleysville, Pennsylvania (76.9 Mbps)
  9. Red Lion, Pennsylvania (74.6 Mbps)
  10. Woodbridge, Virginia (72.4 Mbps)

According to numbers from Pew Research, 24% of rural Americans say getting access to high-speed internet is a major problem in their local community.

2 thoughts on “Where can you find the fastest rural Internet?

  1. My mother lives in Isle of Wight, Virginia. When I visit, I have mobile phone and internet service only if I am standing at a bedroom window or I go outside. Service is really bad in that area.

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