By Ben Felder
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Boulder, Colorado; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco consistently rank high as some of the best places to launch tech-based companies. They are also cities with access to some of the fastest Internet speeds in the nation.
Oklahoma City, which has also seen a boost in startups over the past several years, has some of the slowest Internet speeds in the nation, according to data compiled by the website Gizmodo.com.
“Fast and easy access to the Internet is critical for anyone who has built their company online,” said Danny Maloney, CEO and co-founder of Tailwind, an OKC-based tech company that assists sellers with enhanced social media data.
With average download speeds of 14.6 megabits per second, OKC is at a competitive disadvantage to cities like New York; Tampa, Florida; and Baltimore, which have download speeds twice as fast.