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Below is a summary of the broadband characteristics for the area listed above. The broadband data below is as of June 30, 2014 and represents data collected by SBDD grantees. Click on the section headings to see more information.

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Wireline

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 93.6%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 94.1%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 93.1%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 91.5%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 89.1%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 87.6%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 87.6%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 36.4%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.4%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.4%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 98.4%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 98.2%
98.2%
Download > 25Mbps 0.0%
14.0%
Download > 50Mbps 0.0%
6.6%
Download > 100Mbps 0.0%
4.3%
Download > 1Gbps 0.0%
0.1%
Source 
Technology Percent Population   Nationwide
DSL 90.2%
90.0%
Fiber 36.4%
25.4%
Cable 85.9%
88.8%
Wireless 99.4%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 2.9%
3.0%
1 9.9%
8.8%
2 42.2%
32.4%
3 32.5%
36.9%
4 11.6%
13.7%
5 0.9%
3.6%
6 0.0%
1.3%
7 0.0%
0.4%
8+ 0.0%
0.1%
Source 

Broadband Speed Test (Mbps)

Location Cumulative Tests
    25* percentile  median speed (Mbps) median speed (Mbps)    75* percentile
Home 660
1.6 Median Speed: 3.7  Mbps Median Speed: 3.7 Mbps 6.4
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 14
7.1 Median Speed: 14.2 Mbps Median Speed: 14.2 Mbps 25.1
Medium/Large Business 33
1.5 Median Speed: 4.6 Mbps Median Speed: 4.6 Mbps 9.3
Small Business 41
1.1 Median Speed: 2.5 Mbps Median Speed: 2.5 Mbps 6.4
Mobile 2,639
0.5 Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps 3.7
Other 6
1.6 Median Speed: 3.8 Mbps Median Speed: 3.8 Mbps 6.4
Source 
0 25.1

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 202 118 0 84 118
University, College, other post-secondary 30 16 0 14 16
Libraries 42 31 5 6 5
Medical / Healthcare 21 15 0 6 15
Public Safety 281 4 1 276 4
Community Centers - Government support 8 0 0 8 0
Community Centers - Non-Government support 17 0 0 17 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 6,765
Population 714,603
Housing Units 339,599
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.73%
5.73%
5 - 19 21.32%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.91%
19.57%
35 - 59 31.84%
32.66%
60+ 21.21%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 68.97%
69.32%
Black 26.83%
11.19%
Hispanic 2.63%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.94%
4.08%
Native American 0.63%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $47,977 $58,811
Poverty rate 18.63%
15.81%
Below $25k 29.41%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 26.26%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 29.87%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 11.74%
16.50%
$200k or more 2.73%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
78.28%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
19.15%
24.84%
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