By the way, our top speed is still really slow compared to other rich nations.

Broadview Networks created this map of Internet speeds in every state (which I'm sure they did for wholly altruistic and non-business-related reasons), and the results are pretty interesting. Well, one result in particular: Washington, D.C. has much faster speeds than every state except Virginia, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Virginia is also #1 by a large margin. This is interesting because people in government work in D.C. and live in Virginia (for the most part). So, basically, every lawmaker who takes telecom lobbying dollars and ignores nationwide complaints that our Internet is much, much slower than the rest of the developed world is, by definition, getting better Internet than you are. 

Sources: Broadview Networks