The results from the latest Akamai State of the Internet report are in and once again, 10 U.S. states and D.C. rank among the top 20 fastest internet territories around the globe. Delaware cracked the top five with an average peak speed of 111 Mbps, next to Hong Kong and South Korea.
National rankings are reflective of infrastructure and technology, but are also heavily impacted by basic geography. A country by country comparison would pit a country like Singapore, which covers about 678 Km2 against the U.S. which comes in over nine million Km2. Which is why it makes more sense to look at it on a state-by-state basis, so all 96,920 Km2 of South Korea can be compared to the 102,297 Km2 of Virginia.