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Broadband Providers


The importance of broadband providers increases as broadband becomes a more critical national resource. The United States is notable for the large number and diversity of its broadband providers, including those serving different geographic areas and using different technologies, such as wireline, cable, wireless, et al. 




Technology Mid 2016
aDSL 762
sDSL 170
Other Wireline 241
Cable Modem 384
FTTP 1,010
Satellite 9
Fixed Wireless 996
Mobile Wireless 99
Total 1,919

Source: FCC Form 477. Multiple Form 477 filers within a holding company structure count as one provider. A single company may provide more than one type of broadband technology, therefore the sum of the parts is greater than the total number of providers.