The tiny town of Ephrata, Washington is home to just over 7,000 people, as well as the speediest internet connection in the United States. Located in quiet Grant County, residents of Ephrata enjoy incredible internet speeds averaging at 85.5 Mbps, even though they’re far from major internet service providers like AT&T or Comcast.
Over 5,600 cities and towns had their internet connections surveyed in Ookla’s Net Index between January and July, of all these, Ephrata was the fastest. Small towns and rural areas often face the problem of being too remote to be of consequence to large service providers, and thus often have to deal with slow internet speeds and faulty connections. Along with several other neighboring towns, Ephrata is lucky enough to benefit from the services of a local fiber optics provider.
Whilst the national average internet speed is an utterly humdrum 18.2 Mbps, iFiber Communications provides its clients with an internet connection that is 60 percent faster. This is even more impressive when you consider that the city with the second fastest internet connection (Kansas City, Kansas) trailed behind Ephrata with a 49.9 Mbps connection speed.
With incredible connection speeds like that, we’re starting to wonder if Ephrata might have room for a few more…?