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Virginia has the nation's fastest internet connection

Congratulations, Virginia: You have the world's fastest internet connection! The southern state's average speed of 13.7 megabits per second topped all other states in the Union (including the District of Columbia), according to cloud services provider Broadview Networks.

Broadview Networks used Akamai's "State of the Internet Report" to gather data on the average internet connection speed in each state. Virginia was joined in the top five by Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. New York and California, home to the country's biggest cities, ranked 14th and 20th, respectively.

As for America's slowest internet connection? You'll find that in Alaska, where the average speed of 7 mbps is roughly half of Virginia's fastest-in-the-nation rate. So if you're planning out your next major Netflix binge-watching session, maybe try to avoid the nation's largest state.