Minneapolis may be cold, but it has the fastest 4G speed among 35 major U.S. cities surveyed

Minneapolis may be cold, but it has the fastest 4G speed among 35 major U.S. cities surveyed
Minneapolis is a cold, cold city during the winter. But when it comes to mobile data speeds, Minneapolis is a hot, hot city. Data compiled by Open Signal has discovered that during the third quarter of this year, the average download speed in Minneapolis was 21.5Mbps. Detroit was second with an average speed of 20.77Mbps. Minneapolis and Detroit were the only major stateside cities to average an LTE download speed of 20Mbps or higher during the three month period.

The slowest of the 35 major cities on the list was Las Vegas, which had an average LTE download speed of 11.65Mbps, a bit more than half the average tallied by Minneapolis. Overall, most of these major cities performed well compared to other U.S. cities. Open Signal had earlier computed that the national average in the states for 4G LTE download speed was 13.98Mbps, a speed topped by 29 of the 35 major cities. But only 14 of the 35 cities managed to top the global 4G LTE average of 16.6Mbps.

Among some well known U.S. cities, New York City averaged 16.42Mbps, Chicago 18.19Mbps and Orlando 15.91Mbps. President Trump might have noticed that  his tweets take longer to post inside the White House since Washington D.C. has an average 4G LTE download speed of 14.9Mbps.


source: OpenSignal

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11 Comments

1. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Big deal, I regularly get 35-50 Mbps in my area on Tmobile.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I regularly see speeds in the 120-149 Mbps in the MSP metro with Verizon. At my home in St Paul its usually 49-80 Mbps. If i am on late at night I have seen 180 Mbps.

8. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I get speeds of 200-225 Mbps during the day when it's raining. On a clear night I can get 450-475 Mbps, with occasional spikes to 550 Mbps.

2. md227a

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I average over 50Mbps on a normal day and have gotten as high as 200Mbps at off peak hours (2am) with T-Mobile in the Orlando/Sanford area.

13. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

"President Trump might have noticed that his tweets take longer to post inside the White House since Washington D.C. has an average 4G LTE download speed of 14.9Mbps." Hey PA writer, are you THAT tech illiterate? Even at just 1Mbps speed, the miniscule 140-character tweets will get transferred almost instantly. Anything above that speed is overkill for tweets. Also, SENDING tweets uses UPLOAD speed, not download speed like you mentioned. So no, the "slow" 14.9Mbps download speed was NOT what caused the tweets to take longer to post.

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