If you’re reading this from New Mexico (odds are, since we write about New Mexico news, you are) this page probably took longer to load than it would have in just about any other state. It isn’t anything we’re doing. Rather, New Mexico has the second-slowest internet speed of any state—barely ahead of Idaho and lagging far behind Washington D.C.
Those numbers come from Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet Report. The average internet speed in the United States is 18.7 Megabits per second (Mbps). New Mexico’s average internet speed is just 12.4 Mbps.