Akamai Technologies, which collects and analyzes a unique data set of worldwide speeds and IP address usage. When all of the company's speed data was sorted by city, (3) US locations top the list they are: Berkeley, California
(average speed: 18.7Mbps), Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(average speed: 17.5Mbps), and Stanford, California
(average speed: 17.0Mbps). The next US city on the list is Durham, North Carolina (average speed: 13.6Mbps) in eighth place, followed by Ithaca, New York; Ann Arbor, Michigan; College Station, Texas; Urbana, Illinois; Cambridge, Massachusetts; University Park, Pennsylvania; and East Lansing, Michigan.
Each of these cities houses a major research university.