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These US Rural Areas Have the Highest (and Lowest) Internet Speeds

SatelliteInternet.com published a report based on more than 1 million internet speed tests in rural cities: communities with populations of less than 10,000 people that are at least an hour away from the nearest major city. Over the last ten months, the national average for all rural speed tests increased from 39.01Mbps to 45.9Mbps, which is encouraging.

Cheap and Fast Municipal ISPs are Blocked in Almost Half of the US

Every year, BroadbandNow delves into the world of municipal broadband with a report on which states have made it illegal for towns and cities and counties to set up their own ISPs, or make it really difficult.  The report for 2020, written by telecom analyst Kendra Chamberlain, has a silver lining, though.

Verizon Bags More 4G Airwaves From Investors

Verizon will improve its 4G capacity in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Indiana, and Kentucky thanks to a deal with two companies you've probably never heard of—Spotlight Media and MCG—according to Brian Goemmer from Allnet Insights. Spotlight and MCG are controlled by the family of Michael Gelfand, a Florida doctor with a long history of investing in wireless.

These Cities Have the Fastest, Slowest Internet in Rural America

Based on an analysis of more than one million US internet speed tests, SatelliteInternet.com says the national average is 43.8 Mbps. But in rural cities (defined as having a population of less than 10,000 people and being geographically removed from an urban city), speeds are slower: 39.01 Mbps, on average.