ID Insight Releases “Fastest 25” Broadband List

BroadBand Scout Database Provides Data to Rank U.S. Counties by Actual Internet Connection Speed

NORTHFIELD, MINN. (March 3, 2010) — Nassau County, N.Y., tops a new list of the counties with the country’s 25 fastest Internet connections, measured by a new national broadband connectivity and usage database. According to actual speed and carrier data generated by ID Insight’s BroadBand Scout database, Nassau County boasts a median download speed of 15.0 megabits per second and a median upload speed of 4.4 megabits per second.

The Fastest 25 list was generated using BroadBand Scout, the first national broadband connectivity and usage database. Since it launched in December, BroadBand Scout has been providing similar connectivity, speed and carrier data to communities and broadband carriers applying for funding from the $7.2 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband stimulus program. BroadBand Scout uses a unique analytical survey process of accessing millions of records in ID Insight’s proprietary databases that were initially assembled to track Internet usage activity.

The counties on ID Insight’s Fastest 25 list include:

1. Nassau County, N.Y.
2. Kent County, R.I.
3. Putnam County, N.Y.
4. Benton County, Ore.
5. Mercer County, N.J.
6. Richmond County, N.Y.
7. Delaware County, Ind.
8. Snohomish County, Wash.
9. Thurston County, Wash.
10. Frederick County, Va.
11. Washington County, R.I.
12. Arlington County, Va.
13. Yamhill County, Ore.
14. Providence County, R.I.
15. Calvert County, Md.
16. Bristol County, R.I.
17. Multnomah County, Ore.
18. Chester County, Pa.
19. Washington County, Ore.
20. Salem County, N.J.
21. Allen County, Ind.
22. Suffolk County, N.Y.
23. Ramsey County, Minn.
24. Island County, Wash.
25. Howard County, Md.

“We thought it was vital to create the Fastest 25 list because you can look most anywhere and hear about how much speed is available, but that’s not the only point,” says ID Insight president Adam Elliott. “It is also critical to understand how much of this available speed is actually being consumed. The Fastest 25 list ranks the counties that have done the hard work to deliver higher speeds, and are embracing the benefits that can be realized by transacting at higher speeds. Their residents are using these services to improve their everyday lives and their business processes. We’d like to congratulate those counties that made our inaugural Fastest 25 list.”

By combining known Internet access information with address-related data, BroadBand Scout delivers accurate, unbiased connectivity and usage data to help communities and carriers complete stimulus proposals. The information is also an effective way for broadband and wireless carriers to cost-effectively target new areas for service expansion and better research competitors. For more information, visit

About ID Insight

Northfield, Minn.-based ID Insight, the innovator in Access-Point Intelligence, combines its massive collection of data on people and access points with patent-pending analytics to help companies research new markets, prevent fraud, reduce costs and capture more business. ID Insight provides next-generation market research, verification, authentication, and fraud solutions to financial services companies, credit issuers, retailers, online merchants and broadband providers nationwide. For more information, visit

Date Posted: March 3, 2010 Author: Admin Category:   Press Releases

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