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Residential Competition

Residential Broadband CompetitionConsumers are demanding more broadband connectivity options and faster speeds. Broadband providers compete for residential customers by constantly investing in better networks and innovative products.  Providers have deployed a range of technologies to deliver bundles of data, voice, and video services. 

Industry Statistics   Source
Residential Broadband Competition
Broadband
Residential Fixed Connections
96.6 million
Mid-2016 FCC
Residential Fixed Connections by Technology
 
 
 
Percent of Residential Fixed Connections Cable Modem
61%
Year-End 2016 USTelecom, FCC
Percent of Residential Fixed Connections Wireline
36%
Year-End 2016 USTelecom, FCC
Percent of Residential Fixed Connections Other
3%
Year-End 2016 USTelecom, FCC
 
Residential Mobile Broadband Connections
225.7 million
Year-End 2016 FCC
 
Voice
Percent of Phone Households Wireless Only
53.5%
Year-End 2016 
USTelecom, CDC
Percent of Phone Households Landline Other than ILEC Switched (Cable, Over-the-Top, and ILEC VoIP)
30.2%
Year-End 2016 
USTelecom, FCC
Percent of Phone Households ILEC Switched
16.3%
Year-End 2016 
USTelecom, FCC, CDC

 Chart: Historical Residential Voice Data