The results of a recent PC Mag Internet speed survey concluded that Verizon FIOS is the fastest residential Internet service provider in the U.S. for 2012.
PC Mag conducted a branded speed test through SpeedTest.net. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 19, 110,000 speed tests measured user upload and download speeds across the country.
“Speedtest.net collected both download and upload speeds for each test, measured in Megabits per second (Mbps),” wrote Eric Griffith of PC Mag.
“We used those results to calculate an index score for a better one-to-one comparison, where downloads count for 80 percent and uploads 20 percent,” he said.
Verizon FIOS clocked in as the fastest Internet service provider in the U.S., scoring 26.8 nationwide on the index. Midcontinent Communications, based in the North Central region of the country, came in second at 20.6.
Alexandria, Virginia clocked in as the city with the fastest Internet speed in the country with 45.9; Plano, Texas came in second at 29.4.
Alexandria also was the only in the city in the U.S. that could even remotely compete with Hong Kong, which had the fastest speeds in the world according to the index, at 45.4.