Behind the Numbers
The broadband industry is bringing extraordinary opportunities to nearly every corner of our country. From job creation to business expansion, the broadband internet is connecting our nation and driving economic growth.
The converging sectors of broadband, media and information technology contribute more than $1 trillion annually to the U.S. economy. And today’s connected information, communications and technology sectors support an estimated 10 million American jobs.
Please see USTelecom Industry Metrics and Trends 2018 for an in-depth analysis.
These statistics reveal that the broadband industry plays a critical role in our economy through substantial investments in our nation’s infrastructure. Competitive broadband providers are delivering nationwide availability of faster and faster services. Consumer uptake is on the rise as more and more Americans turn to the broadband internet to work and live better. As a result, Internet usage is growing rapidly, requiring continually expanding network capacity. U.S. broadband providers have stepped up to the challenge, making the U.S. a world leader in the broadband Internet.
Learn more about what the data can reveal about broadband in each of these areas of our lives.