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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 99.4%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 99.4%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 98.8%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 98.6%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 97.0%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 96.9%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 96.7%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 11.0%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.7%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.7%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.5%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 99.3%
98.2%
Download > 25Mbps 4.6%
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 93.2%
90.0%
Fiber 39.4%
25.4%
Cable 98.6%
88.8%
Wireless 99.7%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.4%
3.0%
1 1.9%
8.8%
2 37.1%
32.4%
3 46.5%
36.9%
4 13.7%
13.7%
5 0.4%
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 19,303
4.1 Median Speed: 11.7  Mbps Median Speed: 11.7 Mbps 20.1
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 683
5.5 Median Speed: 14.0 Mbps Median Speed: 14.0 Mbps 22.9
Medium/Large Business 730
3.0 Median Speed: 9.8 Mbps Median Speed: 9.8 Mbps 26.9
Small Business 1,165
2.1 Median Speed: 6.6 Mbps Median Speed: 6.6 Mbps 19.0
Mobile 71,345
1.1 Median Speed: 3.3 Mbps Median Speed: 3.3 Mbps 9.7
Other 131
1.6 Median Speed: 5.4 Mbps Median Speed: 5.4 Mbps 17.5
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0 26.9

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 2,465 364 3 2,098 314
University, College, other post-secondary 228 48 0 180 40
Libraries 587 396 1 190 269
Medical / Healthcare 758 99 4 655 89
Public Safety 1,486 335 0 1,151 188
Community Centers - Government support 812 342 7 463 260
Community Centers - Non-Government support 220 6 0 214 5
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 9,778
Population 6,638,744
Housing Units 2,897,016
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.70%
5.73%
5 - 19 18.32%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.07%
19.57%
35 - 59 34.83%
32.66%
60+ 23.07%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 81.29%
69.32%
Black 5.56%
11.19%
Hispanic 8.72%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.37%
4.08%
Native American 0.06%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $71,711 $58,811
Poverty rate 11.60%
15.81%
Below $25k 20.27%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 19.21%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 30.64%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 23.14%
16.50%
$200k or more 6.74%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
83.93%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
33.17%
24.84%
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