Patrick Brogan

U.S. Broadband Availability Year-End 2016


Released February 22, 2018

U.S. broadband providers continued deploying and upgrading networks to bring 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 for year-end 2016. Ongoing, widespread deployment of competitive broadband networks is the result of substantial capital investment in a dynamic, evolving market. Wireline, wireless, and cable providers invest more than $75 billion annually and have spent more than $1.6 trillion since 1996 to build competitive networks. The data indicate that deployment is widespread, but challenges remain to boosting coverage in rural areas