Broadband Facts & Stats
The internet has transformed our lives and the way we learn, communicate, do business and so much more. Wired and wireless networks keep us constantly connected no matter where we are. Fast and affordable broadband networks are making America a leader in today’s global digital economy.
Most Americans Have Broadband at Home
Broadband networks can be found in nearly every community across America and most consumers are now connected. Cable operators are the largest residential broadband provider and continue to expand networks to reach unserved communities.
Big Investments Built a Big Network
Billions of annual private capital investment have enabled cable operators to build and continually upgrade broadband networks that offer gigabit speeds throughout America.
Broadband is Affordable for All
As internet speeds have surged, the cost of cable’s broadband services has declined by 98% when comparing the price per megabit today versus 20 years ago.
Broadband Prices Drop as Speeds Increase
Between 2015 and 2020, broadband prices declined as speeds increased exponentially.
The 10G Future
As we enter a new era of innovation, our networks must continue to stay ahead of demand. Cable’s 10G network will be the backbone of a connected and more productive American future, enabling a variety of revolutionary applications across a range of industries and at home.
Broadband Speeds Are Continually Increasing
Top and average broadband speeds have exponentially increased over the past decade. Today’s speeds deliver advanced technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 4K streaming.
Better Broadband Means More Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is a regular part of broadband at home and plays an ever-growing role outside the home in transit, outdoor spaces and smart cities applications.
U.S. Broadband Competitive Versus E.U.
The U.S. outpaces Europe in broadband deployment and prices, driven by stronger private investment.