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John Solit

@johnsolit

August 27, 2014


Broadband & Internet

The Internet is Getting Faster, Faster

@johnsolit

August 27, 2014

Earlier this summer, NTIA released data showing how quickly broadband speeds are increasing. The data also revealed how it’s not just a lucky few who are getting top-tier speeds – its a growing majority. Perhaps most notably is that the data shows two-thirds of Americans have access to speeds over 100 Mbps. An astounding feat considering in June 2010, only ten percent had access to 100 Mbps. And taken with our report last week on many of cable’s new gigabit-to-the-home broadband projects, it would seem that this speed dominance isn’t going to stop anytime soon. 

This infographic from The Connectivist does a great job showing just how quickly speeds have come in four years.

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John Solit

@johnsolit

August 13, 2014


Broadband & Internet

Small Market ISPs Get in the Gig Game

@johnsolit

August 13, 2014

In June 2010, about 10 percent of Americans had access to broadband speeds somewhere between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. By the end of 2013, it was over 60 percent. As a beneficiary of this newly available speed (I use 105 Mbps at home) I can report that I’ve yet to find the limit of…