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Washington, Massachusetts Top TechNet State Broadband Rankings

If the local broadband climate is a major factor in deciding where in the U.S. to settle your family or business, TechNet has some guidance to offer.

The technology advocacy group surveyed the states to compare indicators on broadband adoption, network quality and the degree to which the economic structure encourages development and makes use of broadband, and it massaged that data into a ranked list.

The state of Washington, home to Microsoft and Amazon, came out on top, and while California checked in at No. 5 and Utah made No. 9, the Top 10 was dominated by states in the Northeast, led by Massachusetts, with its dense cluster of tech companies and universities.

You can read the full report here or see the infographic below for the highlights.

We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik