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Cable Reaches Far and Wide, but how Quickly Did it Arrive?


August 16, 2013

This week’s #broaddata is a look at how long it took for some of the most important technologies in history to reach our homes. It’s amazing to think that it took between 1876 and 1945 – almost 70 years – to get 50% of Americans a telephone line. And fifty short years later, it took a mere 10 years to do the same feat with broadband.

Of course, 50% isn’t nearly good enough. That’s why cable has invested $200 billion over the last 17  years in order to bring 93% of Americans some of the fastest broadband in the world. Cable will continue to invest, rapidly expand, and increase speeds for every American.