Faster Internet Might Be Coming to Maine. Test Your Speed Here!
If someone told you that you were pretty slow, or only "half as fast" as the rest of the country, you might be pretty offended. The good news: Maine might be getting a boost!
As of last month, the nationwide average download speed was 35.24 megabytes per second, and the average upload speed was 11.16 megabytes per second. All things considered, that's pretty good. At those speeds, you can stream Netflix, upload your latest selfies to Instagram, and snapchat all your friends - all at once - and you probably wouldn't even notice a hiccup.
How does that compare to Maine? In short, we're lagging behind the rest of the country. According to Ookla, Mainers average only 17 megabytes per second down, and just 4 megabytes per second up. That means we can't post the products of our selfie sticks as fast as our friends over the line in New Hampshire, and we just shouldn't stand for that!
On Tuesday, the Portland Press Herald reported that there's a group of Mainers who are committed to bringing faster internet speeds to Vacationland, and it might happen sooner than you think. How do they want to pay for faster internet? A tax on cellphones.
See how you stack up against other users in Maine and around the country. Test your speed here: