Here's an open dataset on broadband speed tests. It's from the mLab group, part of New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. They have an open API, but for demo purposes, I used the web interface to compare Washington broadband speeds to some US and foreign areas that I think are similar.
Australia has a network landscape a lot like ours - lots of rural areas around a few urban centers, with independent states under national oversight. They have a lot of publicly-owned backbone and middle-mile fiber, and some competition for the ISP-customer relationship.
New Brunswick has been pushing an economic development strategy focused on startups and tech companies - interesting to see their speeds increase.