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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 End 2015
aDSL 776
sDSL 182
Other Wireline 250
Cable Modem 390
FTTP 984
Satellite 11
Fixed Wireless 969
Mobile Wireless 97
Total 1,901

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.