Broadband internet access


List of resources providing information on broadband internet access at various geographic levels.

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Covers Years:

2012 - 2020

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From Methodology

The FCC collects information from broadband providers directly via Form 477. The broadband definition used for this report was faster than 96KB/s (768 Kbps) download and 25 KB/s (200 Kbps) upload. That’s the speed identified in the economic stimulus legislation, which funded broadband projects, passed in 2009. While this rate would seem grossly inadequate for most broadband users today, it is the fastest the FCC releases at the census-tract level. The FCC definition — 200 Kbps upload or download — is even slower.