Patrick Brogan

U.S. Broadband Availability Mid-2016


Released August 25, 2017

U.S. broadband providers continue to deploy and upgrade networks rapidly, bringing consumers across the nation ever-faster service and competitive choice, according to a USTelecom and CensusNBM analysis of the most current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband availability data. As of mid-2016, 96 percent of Americans had at least one wired broadband network platform available to them and 84 percent had at least two wired options. Competitive availability at higher speeds is growing rapidly as providers upgrade their widely deployed broadband networks.