"Keep Austin Weird" is a saying locals have adopted for the Texas state capital. But there's nothing strange about new data that ranks average download speeds in U.S. cities that are home to 500,000 people or more.

Austin, it turns out, takes the top spot — ranking above the high-tech meccas of San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and New York City.

The findings were released recently by Pando Networks, a peer-to-peer (P2P) media and game distribution company that studies broadband performance.

If you enjoy slow online connectivity, you might want to visit Texas too. As the list below shows, Fort Worth and El Paso took the two bottom spots.

Average Download Speeds in Major U.S. Cities
City kilobytes per second (KBps)
Austin, Texas 841
San Francisco 828
Boston 827
Seattle 805
New York City 787
Baltimore 781
Washington, D.C. 750
Philadelphia 723
Louisville 701
Chicago 692
Los Angeles 665
San Jose 661
Indianapolis 657
Milwaukee 635
Fresno, Calif. 633
Portland, Ore. 630
Sacramento, Calif. 629
Tucson, Ariz. 625
Nashville 624
San Diego 612
Dallas 604
Jacksonville, Fla. 600
Columbus, Ohio 595
Las Vegas 592
Phoenix 581
Memphis 581
Houston 579
Detroit 565
Charlotte 560
San Antonio 555
Denver 550
Albuquerque, N.M. 537
Oklahoma City 518
Fort Worth, Texas 517
El Paso, Texas 483