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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 99.3%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 99.3%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 99.2%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 98.9%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 98.9%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 98.9%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 98.9%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 0.7%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.9%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.9%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 99.8%
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 92.6%
90.0%
Fiber 52.4%
25.4%
Cable 98.9%
88.8%
Wireless 99.9%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.6%
3.0%
1 0.9%
8.8%
2 38.3%
32.4%
3 59.6%
36.9%
4 0.5%
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 2,418
4.3 Median Speed: 13.4  Mbps Median Speed: 13.4 Mbps 21.1
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 17
5.3 Median Speed: 9.7 Mbps Median Speed: 9.7 Mbps 20.8
Medium/Large Business 93
2.9 Median Speed: 9.4 Mbps Median Speed: 9.4 Mbps 29.7
Small Business 135
2.7 Median Speed: 9.2 Mbps Median Speed: 9.2 Mbps 17.9
Mobile 8,910
1.4 Median Speed: 5.0 Mbps Median Speed: 5.0 Mbps 11.8
Other 16
2.9 Median Speed: 17.5 Mbps Median Speed: 17.5 Mbps 32.3
Source 
0 32.3

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 289 24 0 265 22
University, College, other post-secondary 12 4 0 8 4
Libraries 56 39 0 17 24
Medical / Healthcare 66 7 0 59 6
Public Safety 166 17 0 149 14
Community Centers - Government support 60 30 1 29 26
Community Centers - Non-Government support 7 0 0 7 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 706
Population 744,233
Housing Units 297,680
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.25%
5.73%
5 - 19 20.58%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.65%
19.57%
35 - 59 33.63%
32.66%
60+ 20.89%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 77.40%
69.32%
Black 2.31%
11.19%
Hispanic 14.53%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.69%
4.08%
Native American 0.07%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $74,941 $58,811
Poverty rate 9.28%
15.81%
Below $25k 19.90%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 18.56%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 29.84%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 24.89%
16.50%
$200k or more 6.80%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
81.10%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
30.66%
24.84%
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