If you’re trying to read this article but only click for the page to load for five minutes before being sent to a blank screen – well, you might have already figured out what we’re about to tell you. say.
According to a new study by HighSpeedInternet.com, Montana’s Internet download speed is slower than almost all US states. We ranked 49th out of 51 (the District of Columbia was also included in the study).
Why is Montana’s internet speed so much slower than other states?
The study ranked each state by the number of households with access to download speeds of 25 megabits per second – in Montana, that number is around 69.8%.
For comparison, the state with the fastest internet in the entire country, Connecticut, had 98.7% of its homes with access to speeds of 25 megabits per second.
And if you look at many of the top states in the study, many of them have one thing in common: smaller, densely populated areas. Connecticut was followed by the District of Columbia and Rhode Island on the list.
On the other hand, although Montana has a few large cities, large parts of the state are quite sparsely populated, with small towns and ranches taking up the majority of the space. This means that while there may be decent Wi-Fi in Missoula or Bozeman, the rest of the state is likely bringing our average down.
So if you made it to the end of this article, congratulations! Your internet seems to be working!
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