… that college towns are among the fastest cities in the U.S, with Berkeley, Chapel Hill, and Stanford being the three fastest cities in the world, followed by Masan in South Korea and Oxford in Great Britain. What this shows is that educational institutions and networks do indeed play a vital role in the evolution of the Internet and technology.
In order to qualify for Akamai’s study, a city needs to have a minimum of 50,000 unique IP addresses. When data was collected and analyzed based on the number of unique IP addresses in any given city, New York City was ranked as the fastest city, with an average connection speed of 5.139 Mpbs. Ranked behind NYC are San Diego, Oakland, Las Vegas, and Baltimore, respectively. The data is shown below, just in case you’re interested.