Our Virtual Reality: How Fast Is The Internet In Rhode Island?
RHODE ISLAND — 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 Ocean State 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 state is 74.5 mbps, the sixth-fastest in the country — and 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:
These are the 10 states with the slowest internet:
Guaranteed and reliable internet access is especially critical today. School closures due to the coronavirus have affected at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and 55 million students, according to a May report by Education Week. A large majority of the students are completing the school year at home.
Additionally, at least 62 percent of employed Americans say ...
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