Typically, small towns tend to have limited internet access and slower internet speeds. That's not the case in Ephrata. In fact, the town of just over 7,000 boasts the fastest internet speeds in the country.
Technology blog Gizmodo recently analyzed internet speed data from across the country to determine where people enjoyed the fastest and slowest internet speeds. Ephrata residents enjoy an average speeds of 85.5 Mbps, which is 60 percent faster than the national average of 18.2 Mbps.
Gizmodo looked at internet speeds from the past six months from over 5,600 cities that are represented in Ookla's Net Index, which tracks broadband statics. In the data, the blog noted a correlation between internet speed and average income of the cities. However, Eprahata sits as an outlier to this trend as it's median annual income is just under $40,000.