As the winter months near and couples prepare for a long, cold winter—and many “Netflix and chill” nights, a newly commissioned study from Money.co.uk has revealed that Delaware, Virginia, Washington, and Massachusetts are the top states for Netflix and Chilling.
Backed by proprietary data, the study measures variables likeastest internet speeds throughout the United States to demonstrate where you’re most likely to enjoy Netflix and Chill, without spotty or slow internet. The four top states surprisingly surpassedCalifornia and New York.
With more and more people opting to stay indoors and cinemas remaining closed, as the ongoing global pandemic continues to rage, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Disney Plus continue to reap the benefits of an at-home, engaged audience—and viewers are turning to high-def 4K content to stream their content.
4K content requires faster and more efficient broadband speeds, so for your high-def Netflix and Chill evenings in, states with the stronger internet connections are proving to be the better option.
With many residents sheltering in cities across the US, and being forced to stay at home due to the global Covid19 pandemic, having access to fast internet has gone from being a “nice to have” to an absolute necessity.
The money.co.uk findings indicated where consumers are most likely to secure the best connection to stream content at the best possible quality. Leading the way with the speediest broadband is Delaware, which offers residents attractive house prices and fast internet connectivity.
The findings analyze three core data points across 50 states and Washington D.C. to find the most desirable places to live for Netflix and Chill:
- Average house price
- Average Mbps internet speed (Megabytes Per Second)
- Number of internet users
|State||Avg. Peak Speed (Mbps)||% of Population Using Internet||Average House Prices|
Max Beckett, internet expert at money.co.uk, said:“With more and more Americans staying home than ever before, the demand for fast, reliable broadband is at an all time high. It’s interesting to see the correlation between internet speed, usage, and the real estate market and the differences between states.”
“Our data reveals that higher internet speeds may correlate to higher home prices with residents paying up to 79% more on homes that benefit from faster internet”.
The full money.co.uk Internet Housing Index can be found here: https://www.money.co.uk/guides/broadband-housing-index
This study was conducted by and should be attributed to financial comparison site money.co.uk.
Data valid at time of scrape 28th August 2020.