WI Internet Speeds Improve, But Not Across State

Wisconsin has seen an improvement in Internet speeds overall in recent years, but some rural areas are still limited by slow broadband speeds that aren’t suitable for running a company or watching videos.

Wisconsin’s average broadband speed ranks 17th among states nationwide. That’s up from 22nd three years ago.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1LS4UdS ) that the average connection speed of 15 megabits per second is more than three times faster than it was eight years ago.

At the same time, the percentage of U.S. homes with broadband access seems to be going down.

The Pew Research Center says that decline is happening at the same time as they are seeing an uptick in adults that use a smartphone only for Internet access and don’t have broadband service at home.


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