Broadband rate by state

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 

Each state and their respective broadband adoption rates, as a percentages, are listed below. Estimates are of the number of fixed residential broadband connections per 100 households. Internet connection speeds are measured in kilobits per second (Kbps), a standard that's 8 times faster than kilobytes per second, which is often displayed by computer software. The broadband stimulus law defines broadband as 768 Kbps download (96KB/second) and 200 Kbps upload (25KB/second). For more about the procedure used to estimate these rates, read the methodology.

StateRate
12/08  
Rate
6/09  
Rate
12/09  
Rate
6/10  
Rate
12/10  
Hawaii*6768727274
Connecticut6971727372
New Jersey6569697172
Massachusetts6668687170
New Hampshire6667697170
Rhode Island6365666767
Maryland5963646566
Colorado6063636466
Delaware6264646666
New York6262636465
California5961626365
Florida5860626465
Washington5561616065
Utah5758616264
North Dakota5458606163
Arizona5557595963
District of Columbia5660596162
Pennsylvania5357596062
Minnesota5456586062
Oregon5458585662
South Dakota5052545361
Virginia5457586061
Vermont4452555960
Wisconsin5453565760
Illinois5658585759
Nebraska5253555559
Kansas5354565758
Nevada5757575758
North Carolina5654555657
Maine5952545557
Michigan5053555657
Ohio5553545457
Wyoming4854535557
Georgia5254535256
Montana4144505355
Indiana4750504954
Iowa4751535553
Idaho4749505153
Texas4849525353
South Carolina5349505253
Alaska3842465053
New Mexico4448485253
Missouri4647505052
Louisiana5052525351
Kentucky4446474950
Oklahoma4647484850
West Virginia3943464549
Tennessee4446464848
Alabama4244454647
Arkansas3839414243
Mississippi3537383938

* The high number of vacation homes in Hawaii may make this estimate higher than the 'real' figure. For more details, read the methodology.