Connected Country

Broadband:
America's Opportunity infrastructure

The internet is everywhere. It powers the economy and inspires our imaginations. In an age where progress is driven by an ever-increasing exchange of ideas across cultures and continents, there is no investment more critical than the continued development of America's broadband internet.

Whether by increasing broadband access through network buildout, or educating communities about the benefits of being connected, we are deeply committed to ensuring all Americans have access to our nation's opportunity infrastructure.

Building a
Broadband Nation

Broadband is the most important infrastructure powering American opportunity. In places where high-speed internet is abundant, there are also high-paying jobs, new businesses, and communities primed to usher in the future of technological progress and economic growth. Yet at a time when the internet feels like it's been here forever, it's easy to lose sight of the enormous effort that got us to where we are today - and the continued investments that are needed to power where we want to be tomorrow.

Explore Our Connected Country

In the past 20 years, internet service providers have invested $1.5 trillion to build broadband networks available to over 90 percent of U.S. homes.

There are 511 Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas across the U.S. with a population of 288+ million citizens and 100+ million households. This map provides both Access and Subscription rates for all of them.

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San Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara, CA

Variable Data
Access Rate* 100.0%
Subscription Rate** 82.0%
Population 1,978,816
Households
With Subscriptions 36,221
Without Subscriptions 7,823

*Access Rate is the percent of households living in Census Tracts that meet the FCC minimum threshold for broadband.

**Subscription Rate is the percent of households that indicated having a broadband subscription in the Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey.

Improving Lives In Every Corner of America

Building a broadband nation has been one of America’s largest infrastructure projects of the last 20 years, extending from coast to coast and across the heartland. Cable’s robust networks can be found in all 50 states including some of our most far flung communities.

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The Path To Gigabit Internet

Over the last ten years, top broadband speeds have gone up exponentially from 16 Mbps all the way to 2 Gbps.

In 2008, only about 16 percent of Americans had access to internet service of 10 Mbps downstream. Today, 95 percent of Americans can access a 10 Mbps downstream connection.

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Internet speeds now available in rural regions

Accessing the Global Marketplace

High-speed internet connects small businesses and farmers to the global marketplace and enables rural communities to thrive economically.

The internet has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes and location, especially America’s farmers and small-town entrepreneurs. Farmers rely on the internet to market and sell their crops, keeping them competitive in today’s agricultural economy. For small businesses and artisans in rural areas, high-speed internet means they can reach more customers by selling directly to people all over the world.

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Greater Opportunities

Technology is becoming the great equalizer for schools in rural communities. High-speed internet is enabling students to stream classes of every subject and every level, providing them with a tailored education that does not require travel or additional resources. And teachers in remote studios can connect with students from virtually anywhere, enabling students all over to explore nature, science and other fascinating topics far from their classroom.

In rural communities, access to high-speed internet is reinventing healthcare for millions of people. Where it used to take at least a full day to get to and from a doctor's office, patients can now have a video-visit with a doctor from the comfort of their own home. Where x-rays would have to be sent off for analysis, delaying treatment up to one week, they can now be transferred and analyzed instantly for immediate treatment. These efficiencies not only save time, they save money for the patient and provider, and most importantly are helping save lives by getting people the care they need faster.

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Powering the Internet of Tomorrow