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Internet Usage

The U.S. is among the world leaders of Internet traffic generated per user – no surprise considering our strong customer satisfaction statistics and access choices.

Internet Protocol (IP) traffic has risen exponentially and is anticipated to continue along the same trajectory. The U.S. is likely to remain among the strongest generators of IP traffic globally.

Industry Statistics   Source
U.S. Internet Protocol Traffic
Petabytes*/Month
31,352
2016 Cisco VNI
DVD Equivalents/Year 86 billion 2016 USTelecom
Historical Data
Data and Projections by Traffic Type
International Comparison
* 1 Petabyte = 1 trillion Megabytes or 1 billion Gigabytes

Data reflect Cisco VNI June 2017 updates to wireless data.