"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.
|City||kilobytes per second (KBps)|
|New York City||787|
|Fort Worth, Texas||517|
|El Paso, Texas||483|