How Fast Does Electricity Travel?

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The maximum speed of electricity is the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second. However, since most electricity is traveling through wires it gets slowed down by the resistance. It can be slowed down to as much as only 60 percent the speed of light.
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electricity can traevle as fast as the speed of light. do u know when u tern on a light it comes up right away. thats the speed of light.
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The actual electrons do not move very fast. The electric FIELD moves at the speed of light. I think. Embed Quote
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