Internet access, computer usage and internet speed, New Hampshire tops all 3 categories!
New Hampshire leads the nation in internet access, computers in homes and internet speed. According to the US Census Bureau, 86% of NH households are on the internet and 91% of NH households include at least 1 computer. On average, 76% of US households are online. See the raw data or pretty maps.
New Hampshire takes a back seat to only Delaware when it comes to internet speed. In the 1st quarter of 2012, DE had an average connection speed of 10.2 Mbps. That is only 9% faster than the average connection speed in NH according to Akamai. The average speed in the US was 6.7 Mbps. The average speed in the world was 2.6 Mbps. NH’s average connection speed is remarkable considering the population density. According to Wikipedia, the population density is 464.3 people per square mile in DE and 147.0 people per square mile in NH.