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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 100.0%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 100.0%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 99.9%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 99.9%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 99.9%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 99.9%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 99.9%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 30.9%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 100.0%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 100.0%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 100.0%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 100.0%
98.2%
Download > 25Mbps 5.9%
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 89.4%
90.0%
Fiber 77.2%
25.4%
Cable 99.8%
88.8%
Wireless 100.0%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.0%
3.0%
1 0.4%
8.8%
2 17.3%
32.4%
3 42.0%
36.9%
4 39.5%
13.7%
5 0.8%
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 3,295
5.8 Median Speed: 13.1  Mbps Median Speed: 13.1 Mbps 20.4
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 110
9.2 Median Speed: 15.6 Mbps Median Speed: 15.6 Mbps 29.5
Medium/Large Business 124
3.9 Median Speed: 8.2 Mbps Median Speed: 8.2 Mbps 24.8
Small Business 214
1.4 Median Speed: 3.9 Mbps Median Speed: 3.9 Mbps 18.0
Mobile 9,681
1.2 Median Speed: 4.2 Mbps Median Speed: 4.2 Mbps 11.4
Other 15
4.9 Median Speed: 15.1 Mbps Median Speed: 15.1 Mbps 17.7
Source 
0 29.5

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 237 34 0 203 14
University, College, other post-secondary 28 2 0 26 2
Libraries 46 35 0 11 28
Medical / Healthcare 63 5 0 58 5
Public Safety 109 10 0 99 9
Community Centers - Government support 33 19 1 13 15
Community Centers - Non-Government support 0 0 0 0 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 255
Population 738,601
Housing Units 315,296
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.54%
5.73%
5 - 19 17.36%
20.76%
20 - 34 17.23%
19.57%
35 - 59 36.37%
32.66%
60+ 24.50%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 81.34%
69.32%
Black 3.92%
11.19%
Hispanic 6.67%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.04%
4.08%
Native American 0.02%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $85,822 $58,811
Poverty rate 9.68%
15.81%
Below $25k 16.35%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 16.62%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 30.05%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 26.92%
16.50%
$200k or more 10.07%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
88.49%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
45.22%
24.84%
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