New Statistics From FCC: 19 Million Americans Lack Access to Broadband Internet
The full text report is embedded below.
From the Federal Communications Commission:
The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in recent years, but further implementation of major reforms newly adopted by the Federal Communications Commission is required before broadband will be available to the approximately 19 million Americans who still lack access, according to the FCC’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report.
This is our first progress report ever to include extensive data on mobile broadband and the availability of next-generation, high-speed services. It incorporates the most robust analysis of international data that the Commission has ever done. The report includes online, interactive maps which show exactly where broadband is and isn’t available, and deployment statistics—by technology type—for every county in the nation. The map showing availability of fixed broadband is available at http://www.fcc.gov/maps/section-706-fixed-broadband-deployment-map.
FCC report: 19 million lack broadband Internet (via The Hill)
House GOP: FCC ‘twists the facts’ in report to justify regulation (via The Hill)
See Also: FCC Releases “Measuring Broadband America: Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.” (July 23, 2012)
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