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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 98.6%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 98.6%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 97.2%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 97.1%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 97.1%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 97.1%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 94.9%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 3.4%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.4%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 99.4%
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 94.4%
90.0%
Fiber 20.3%
25.4%
Cable 97.1%
88.8%
Wireless 100.0%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.8%
3.0%
1 4.2%
8.8%
2 60.1%
32.4%
3 34.6%
36.9%
4 0.3%
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 2,202
2.7 Median Speed: 9.0  Mbps Median Speed: 9.0 Mbps 17.4
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 82
4.3 Median Speed: 10.2 Mbps Median Speed: 10.2 Mbps 19.6
Medium/Large Business 42
2.9 Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps Median Speed: 7.3 Mbps 14.9
Small Business 120
2.6 Median Speed: 5.1 Mbps Median Speed: 5.1 Mbps 11.5
Mobile 7,762
0.9 Median Speed: 2.7 Mbps Median Speed: 2.7 Mbps 9.7
Other 12
0.7 Median Speed: 4.4 Mbps Median Speed: 4.4 Mbps 17.6
Source 
0 19.6

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 307 59 0 248 56
University, College, other post-secondary 30 11 0 19 6
Libraries 87 65 0 22 45
Medical / Healthcare 82 12 3 67 12
Public Safety 229 59 0 170 24
Community Centers - Government support 173 63 2 108 44
Community Centers - Non-Government support 60 3 0 57 3
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 1,562
Population 733,454
Housing Units 304,337
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.60%
5.73%
5 - 19 18.62%
20.76%
20 - 34 20.45%
19.57%
35 - 59 34.54%
32.66%
60+ 21.78%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 85.99%
69.32%
Black 3.24%
11.19%
Hispanic 7.31%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.43%
4.08%
Native American 0.03%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $66,662 $58,811
Poverty rate 11.14%
15.81%
Below $25k 20.99%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 20.49%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 32.16%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 21.93%
16.50%
$200k or more 4.43%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
84.42%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
30.59%
24.84%
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