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Broadband Availability

   The statistics on broadband
   availability tell a story of
   nearly universal access.
   Almost every home in the
   U.S. has a choice of broad-
   band providers with options
   of either wired, wireless or
   satellite forms of access.
   This widespread availability
   places the U.S.well above the
                                                                      European Union in terms of
                                                                      access options.


Industry Statistics   Source
Broadband Availability
Percent of Housing Units with At Least One Wired Broadband Provider
Year-end 2015
FCC and
Percent of Housing Units with At Least Two Wired Broadband Options
Year-end 2015
FCC and
Percent of Population with At Least One Wireless Broadband Provider
Year-end 2015
FCC and


Detailed Residential Broadband Availability Data


Source: FCC and, Year-End 2015.

International Comparison

% of Population with Two or More Wired Broadband Options


Sources: United States coverage data are from the FCC and for year-end 2015. European coverage data are from HS and VVA Consulting, Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015.

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