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The U.S. ranked eighth worldwide in median broadband performance with a download speed of 153.80 Mbps, an upload speed of 21.60 Mbps, and a latency of 14 ms, according to the latest Ookla Speedtest results.

The U.S. rose a spot to fourteenth in mean performance with a download speed of 225.51 Mbps, and upload speed of 88.77 Mbps and a latency of 24 ms.

Among the largest U.S. providers, Cox had the fastest median fixed broadband speed at 196.73 Mbps. It was followed by Xfinity (184.08 Mbps), Spectrum (183.74 Mbps), Verizon (171.01 Mbps), AT&T Internet (146.64 Mbps), Frontier (136.99 Mbps) and CenturyLink 41.29 Mbps).

The fastest mobile broadband provider was T-Mobile (116.54 Mbps). It was followed by Verizon Wireless (59.67 Mbps) and AT&T (54.64 Mbps).

Source: Ookla

Other key findings include:

Upload:

  • Fixed: Frontier (113.21 Mbps), Verizon (112.36 Mbps), AT&T Internet (112.27 Mbps), Xfinity (18.88 Mbps), CenturyLink (12.02 Mbps), Spectrum (11.70 Mbps) and Cox (10.60 Mbps).
  • Mobile: T-Mobile (11.72 Mbps), Verizon Wireless (9.14 Mbps) and AT&T (7.00 Mbps).

Latency:

  • Fixed: Verizon and Frontier (both 8 ms), Cox (11 ms), AT&T Internet (12 ms), Xfinity (14 ms),CenturyLink (15 ms), Spectrum (16 ms).
  • Mobile latency: T-Mobile (31 ms), Verizon Wireless (32 ms), AT&T (34 ms).

Consistency: The percentage of the connections that meets the FCC standard of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

  • Fixed: Xfinity (90.7%), Spectrum (90.6%), Verizon 88.1%, Cox (86.0%), AT&T Internet (80.9%), Frontier (77.8%), CenturyLink (57.7%).
  • Mobile: T-Mobile (85.7%), Verizon Wireless (81.3%), AT&T (79.7%).

Video: The measure of adaptive start failures, start time, average bitrate, stall events and stall severity.

  • Cox (89.49), Verizon (89.45), Xfinity (89.27), AT&T Internet (88.73) and Spectrum (88.04).
  • Mobile: T-Mobile (76.47), Verizon Wireless (74.10), AT&T (70.13).

5G:

  • Video: Verizon Wireless (81.37), T-Mobile 80.78), AT&T (73.01).
  • Performance: T-Mobile (187.33 Mbps), Verizon Wireless (113.52 Mbps), AT&T (71.54 Mbps)
  • 5G Availability: T-Mobile (68.5%), AT&T (55.8%) and Verizon Wireless (31.2%).
  • 5G Consistency: T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless (both at 76.6%), AT&T (66.6%).

The top ten states for speed, in order: New Jersey (Verizon), Delaware (Xfinity), Rhode Island (Verizon), Maryland (Verizon) and New York (Verizon), Connecticut (no carrier included), Florida (Frontier), California (Spectrum), Texas (AT&T Internet) and Massachusetts (Xfinity).

In April, Ookla reported in its first quarter Speedtest that Verizon Wireless was tops in the median mobile download category with a speed of 117.83 Mbps.

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