Wisconsin and Milwaukee ranked in the bottom half of states and cities for mobile-phone internet speeds, while our neighbors to the north — Minnesota and Minneapolis — topped the list, according to a new national report.
The report is from Seattle-based Ookla, the firm behind Speedtest, a widely used tool for measuring internet speeds based on what the firm says is real-world data from millions of consumers.
In the latest rankings of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Minnesota was ranked No. 1 for mobile-device internet, with an average download speed of 36.80 megabits per second over mobile devices; followed by Michigan, at 32.63, and New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts and Rhode Island rounding out states with the fastest speeds.
Wyoming was slowest at 14.28 mbps, followed by Alaska, Mississippi, Maine and West Virginia.
Wisconsin ranked 36th with an average download speed of 23.56 mbps, nearly tied with Kentucky and Nevada. Read the full story here.