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mLab data shows broadband speed gains

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.