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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 91.4%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 94.8%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 94.6%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 89.5%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 81.7%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 81.5%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 81.5%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 3.9%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 98.5%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 98.5%
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 85.2%
90.0%
Fiber 8.5%
25.4%
Cable 85.9%
88.8%
Wireless 99.9%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 3.8%
3.0%
1 14.6%
8.8%
2 39.6%
32.4%
3 34.2%
36.9%
4 7.1%
13.7%
5 0.7%
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 2,632
2.9 Median Speed: 7.7  Mbps Median Speed: 7.7 Mbps 13.5
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 33
10.3 Median Speed: 22.1 Mbps Median Speed: 22.1 Mbps 76.5
Medium/Large Business 82
2.0 Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps 12.8
Small Business 93
1.3 Median Speed: 2.8 Mbps Median Speed: 2.8 Mbps 6.5
Mobile 8,162
0.8 Median Speed: 2.1 Mbps Median Speed: 2.1 Mbps 6.5
Other 14
11.1 Median Speed: 12.4 Mbps Median Speed: 12.4 Mbps 21.3
Source 
0 76.5

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 213 95 0 118 95
University, College, other post-secondary 17 10 0 7 9
Libraries 33 26 2 5 8
Medical / Healthcare 12 8 0 4 8
Public Safety 235 5 0 230 5
Community Centers - Government support 6 0 0 6 0
Community Centers - Non-Government support 12 0 0 12 0
Source 
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 3,607
Population 727,092
Housing Units 324,447
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.29%
5.73%
5 - 19 20.36%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.19%
19.57%
35 - 59 33.54%
32.66%
60+ 21.62%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 77.73%
69.32%
Black 16.54%
11.19%
Hispanic 4.59%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.01%
4.08%
Native American 0.13%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $54,187 $58,811
Poverty rate 14.34%
15.81%
Below $25k 26.46%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 24.96%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 29.09%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 16.55%
16.50%
$200k or more 2.94%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
80.40%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
26.30%
24.84%
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