MAP: Maplewood Internet Speeds Among Best In Nation

Maplewood is ranked first in Essex County for highest internet speed and 32nd overall in the country.

Written by Devin McGinley and Michael D'Onofrio

Having any trouble viewing the above map? If you live in Essex County, chances are it loaded just fine.

According to a national survey of internet speeds by tech website Gizmodo, the northeastern corner of New Jersey is situated within a region that accesses the web on average 60 percent faster than the rest of the country.

The statistics compiled by the website show an average web speed of 18.2 megabytes per second, though the national range represents a vast disparity, usually correlated with income. 

The exception to the rule is the fastest town, Ephrata, Wash., which is home to its own fiberoptics provider and boasts a speed of 85.5 Mbps, more than four times the national average. The slowest, Chinle, Ariz., clocks in at a mere 0.84 Mbps.

Even within Essex County, where Internet speeds are generally high, there's still quite a range.

Maplewood ranked first in Essex County and 32nd nationally with an average Internet speed of 34.66 Mbps — well above the national average of 18.2 Mbps. 

On the other end of the spectrum, Orange came in last in Essex with the slowest Internet speed, ranking 4,690th nationally with an average speed of 9.83 Mbps.

Other Essex towns came in everywhere between. See the map above to find out where other towns rank.


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