Broadband Facts & Stats
An Internet Built for All
The internet has transformed our lives – reshaping how we learn, communicate, do business, and so much more. Fueled by substantial investment and innovation, widespread wired and wireless networks keep us connected no matter where we are. A competitive mix of fast and affordable broadband networks available across the country underscores America’s leadership in today’s global digital economy.
Most Americans Have Broadband at Home
Broadband networks can be found in nearly every community, with most Americans now connected. As the largest residential broadband provider, cable operators are committed to expanding their networks to reach the remaining unserved parts of the country.
Big Investments Built a Big Network
Billions of annual private capital investment have enabled broadband operators to build and continually upgrade networks that offer gigabit speeds throughout America.
Broadband Prices Drop as Speeds Increase
Between 2015 and 2023, broadband prices declined as speeds skyrocketed.
Programs that Connect Us
Cable operators offer low-cost internet service, computer equipment, digital literacy training, and technology centers across the country to increase accessibility.
Broadband Speeds Are Continually Increasing
Over the past decade, both top and average broadband speeds have experienced exponential growth. In fact, U.S. average fixed broadband speeds are more than 300% faster than in 2017.
Today’s speeds deliver advanced technologies like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 4K streaming.
The 10G Future
As we enter a new era of innovation, our networks must continue to stay ahead of demand. Cable’s groundbreaking 10G initiative, which is already being deployed, unlocks multi-gigabit speeds over existing cable infrastructure. 10G 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.