Delaware is No. 5 on a new list of cellphone-friendly states. (Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio)

Delaware ranked 5th for cellphone friendliness

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Delaware is No. 5 on a new list of cellphone-friendly states. (Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio)

Delaware is No. 5 on a new list of cellphone-friendly states. (Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio)

Delaware is the fifth-friendliest state for cellphones, a new list concludes.

Maryland and New Jersey top the list, with Pennsylvania at No. 10.

The list crunched data from the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Tax Foundation and Opensignal to see which states had the best cellular internet speeds, phone service, 5G coverage, taxes (meaning lowest) and programs.

Delaware has the second-greatest 5G access, ranking 9.87, behind only New Jersey, with a perfect 10.

Delaware has the third-lowest local wireless tax rate, 6.73%. and local internet speeds are the seventh-highest in the nation.

However, Delaware ranks below average for phone service and state broadband grants.

Each category could earn 10 points, with Delaware’s total score at 31.54 out of 50. If the scores were grades, Delaware and 46 other states would flunk, and only Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois would pass.

Access to cellular devices and the internet has become necessary to do our jobs,” said Andreas Voniatis, founder of Artios.io, a startup consultancy that created the list. “So it’s important to understand which states offer the best internet access, phone coverage, and support to residents and businesses.”

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