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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 86.5%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 87.5%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 86.7%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 82.5%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 58.1%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 51.9%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 51.9%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 2.0%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.6%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.6%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 97.9%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 97.9%
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 80.5%
90.0%
Fiber 17.0%
25.4%
Cable 72.6%
88.8%
Wireless 99.8%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 6.6%
3.0%
1 17.7%
8.8%
2 37.2%
32.4%
3 29.8%
36.9%
4 8.0%
13.7%
5 0.8%
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 864
1.5 Median Speed: 5.6  Mbps Median Speed: 5.6 Mbps 11.4
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 19
0.7 Median Speed: 7.2 Mbps Median Speed: 7.2 Mbps 16.1
Medium/Large Business 34
4.0 Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps 27.6
Small Business 54
1.5 Median Speed: 4.6 Mbps Median Speed: 4.6 Mbps 7.8
Mobile 3,676
0.6 Median Speed: 1.7 Mbps Median Speed: 1.7 Mbps 4.9
Other 14
0.8 Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps 6.3
Source 
0 27.6

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 226 53 0 173 53
University, College, other post-secondary 25 13 0 12 13
Libraries 53 45 2 6 19
Medical / Healthcare 31 21 0 10 21
Public Safety 398 6 0 392 6
Community Centers - Government support 21 0 0 21 0
Community Centers - Non-Government support 14 0 0 14 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 9,906
Population 697,639
Housing Units 322,300
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.60%
5.73%
5 - 19 21.04%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.99%
19.57%
35 - 59 32.58%
32.66%
60+ 20.78%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 66.51%
69.32%
Black 29.14%
11.19%
Hispanic 3.50%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.77%
4.08%
Native American 0.09%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $45,022 $58,811
Poverty rate 19.63%
15.81%
Below $25k 30.63%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 27.26%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 28.96%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 11.41%
16.50%
$200k or more 1.74%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
76.19%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
20.01%
24.84%
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