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Seattle’s Internet Almanac 2019

Before the Pacific Northwest digital farmer plants the first new domains of 2019, sows a link-worthy crop of images, videos and posts, or harvests a cornucopia of data from the Puget Sound’s color-coded data fields, it is sage advice to check the irrigation (download speeds), market climate (Web traffic) and crop yields (site leaders) in the annual Seattle24x7 Almanac.

At the start of the new year, the average download speed among 16 broadband service providers in Seattle was 43.72 Mbps. While this is 1.4% slower than the average rate across the state, it is 5.9% faster than the national average.

  • 94.8% of Washingtonians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.
  • 92.3% of Washingtonians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.
  • 13.8% of Washingtonians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.
  • 98.2% of Washingtonians have access to wireline service.
  • 33.1% of Washingtonians have access to fiber-optic service.
  • 90.9% of Washingtonians have access to cable service.
  • 92.4%  of Washingtonians have access to DSL service.

Approximately 9,000 people in King County do not yet have access to any provisioned wired Internet service. 

The number of total Websites hosted in the Greater Seattle Area adds up as follows:

1. Seattle    61,920  sites
2. Kirkland    7,727 sites
3. Redmond  1,664 sites
4. Renton      1,326 sites
7. Bellevue       446 sites

The Top 15 Website IP addresses in the Greater Seattle Area by traffic are as follows:

1 linkedin.com
2 bing.com
3 imdb.com
4 tribunnews.com
5 soundcloud.com
6 mercadolivre.com.br
7 deviantart.com
8 zillow.com
9 liputan6.com
10 tvbs.com.tw
11.   primevideo.com
12.   slideshare.net
15.   slack.com
16.   buzzfeed.com
21.   costco.com

Washington Net Infrastructure

Since 2010, Washington has been awarded $7,314,042 in federal grants for Washington’s Broadband Initiative.

Another $166,058,182, accounting for 4.8% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in the state.

Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 90.4% to 97.2% of Washingtonians.

In higher education, University of Washington was named among the top 5 most innovative universities in the world by Reuters.  The list ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

UW was ranked No. 10 in US News Best Global Universities ranking; No. 2 among US public institutions

The National Weather Map

How many domain names are there in the US of A ?

In Q3, 2018 there were 342 million domain name registered across all top-level domains (TLDs) in the nation.

Number of internet users in the United States: 312m 

Number of available Wi-Fi locations in the U.S.: 152,069 

Internet penetration in the U.S.: 76.18% 

Percentage of mobile device website traffic in the U.S. as of Q3 2018:  42.79%

The Web’s Wide, Wide World

Thinking globally, as of January, 2019, 1.94 billion websites have been added to info.cern.ch, the first-ever Internet website, published on August 6, 1991.

The Google Chrome Web browser reigns supreme amongst users with 61.77% dominance. Other popular Internet browsers rank as follows – Safari (15.09%), Firefox (4.92%), Opera (3.15%), and Internet Explorer (2.81%)

As of January 1, 2019, there were 4,100,667,287 internet users spanning the globe. This is compared to the 3.42 billion users recorded at the end of 2016.  While North America makes up only 8.2% of all worldwide internet users, it has the highest penetration rate with 88.1% of its people using the Internet. 

51.8% of all traffic on the Internet comes from bots. Only 48.2% of Internet traffic comes from humans. [24×7]

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