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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 85.8%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 86.9%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 85.5%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 83.1%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 73.6%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 71.8%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 71.4%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 1.0%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 100.0%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 100.0%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 97.2%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 97.2%
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 71.4%
90.0%
Fiber 9.2%
25.4%
Cable 71.6%
88.8%
Wireless 100.0%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 8.3%
3.0%
1 31.8%
8.8%
2 55.5%
32.4%
3 4.4%
36.9%
4 0.1%
13.7%
5 0.0%
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 950
1.3 Median Speed: 5.1  Mbps Median Speed: 5.1 Mbps 14.9
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 5
6.7 Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps 11.8
Medium/Large Business 24
2.8 Median Speed: 6.2 Mbps Median Speed: 6.2 Mbps 9.5
Small Business 46
2.8 Median Speed: 5.7 Mbps Median Speed: 5.7 Mbps 13.8
Mobile 3,193
0.5 Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps Median Speed: 1.5 Mbps 5.5
Other 7
0.9 Median Speed: 1.3 Mbps Median Speed: 1.3 Mbps 6.3
Source 
0 14.9

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 290 132 0 158 132
University, College, other post-secondary 14 13 0 1 13
Libraries 59 43 11 5 14
Medical / Healthcare 20 14 0 6 14
Public Safety 425 11 1 413 11
Community Centers - Government support 14 0 0 14 0
Community Centers - Non-Government support 5 0 0 5 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 8,634
Population 682,079
Housing Units 321,694
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.49%
5.73%
5 - 19 20.98%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.34%
19.57%
35 - 59 32.44%
32.66%
60+ 21.74%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 87.96%
69.32%
Black 5.82%
11.19%
Hispanic 5.78%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.19%
4.08%
Native American 0.25%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $41,085 $58,811
Poverty rate 20.08%
15.81%
Below $25k 33.90%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 28.25%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 27.06%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 9.19%
16.50%
$200k or more 1.61%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
69.21%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
12.76%
24.84%
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