The statistics on broadband availability tell a story of nearly universal access. Almost every home in the U.S. has a choice of broad-band providers with options of either wired, wireless or satellite forms of access. This widespread availability places the U.S. well above the European Union in terms of access options.
|% of Housing Units with at Least One Wired Broadband Provider||97%||Mid-Year 2017||FCC and CensusNBM.com|
|% of Housing Units with at Least Two Wired Broadband Options||85%||Mid-Year 2017||FCC and CensusNBM.com|
|% of Population with at Least One LTE Wireless Broadband Provider||99%+||Mid-Year 2017||FCC and CensusNBM.com|
Detailed Residential Broadband Availability Data
Source: FCC and CensusNBM.com mid-year 2017. Figures may not sum to 100% due to rounding.
International Comparison: % of Population with Two or More Wired Broadband Options
Sources: United States coverage data are from the FCC and CensusNBM.com for mid-year 2017. European coverage data are from Broadband Coverage in Europe 2017 (data from mid-year 2017).