During the third quarter of 2017, OpenSignal decided to examine the state of 4G speeds in the top 35 metropolitan areas in the U.S. The result of the analysis showed midwest cities ranked surprisingly well and the leader in the entire country was Minneapolis clocking in at an average download speed of 21.5 Mbps. At the other end bringing up the bottom of the chart was Las Vegas at only 11.65 Mbps.
OpenSignal noted that four of the top five cities in the U.S. were located in the midwest, though they are probably cities that people may associate more with being large urban markets – Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis. The only urban location outside the midwest to make it into the top five was Seattle.
If you reside or work in one of these big cities, odds are you are also enjoying speeds that are faster than national averages. OpenSignal’s most recent measurements indicate the U.S. has an average 4G download speed of 13.98 Mbps. 29 of the 35 cities that were examined did better than that national average. Looking globally though, the picture is not quite as rosy with only 14 of the United States’ major markets exceeding the worldwide average 4G speed of 16.6 Mbps.
How are your speeds with your 4G connection? Are you satisfied with your carrier’s performance in your location?