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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 99.9%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 99.9%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 99.8%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 99.8%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 99.8%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 99.8%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 99.8%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 5.3%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.3%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.3%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.3%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 99.1%
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 90.7%
90.0%
Fiber 63.6%
25.4%
Cable 99.7%
88.8%
Wireless 99.4%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.1%
3.0%
1 0.4%
8.8%
2 28.8%
32.4%
3 63.2%
36.9%
4 7.5%
13.7%
5 0.1%
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 2,014
5.0 Median Speed: 14.3  Mbps Median Speed: 14.3 Mbps 22.6
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 42
7.6 Median Speed: 12.1 Mbps Median Speed: 12.1 Mbps 24.7
Medium/Large Business 63
2.4 Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps 27.8
Small Business 131
2.3 Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps 20.0
Mobile 7,744
1.2 Median Speed: 4.1 Mbps Median Speed: 4.1 Mbps 11.3
Other 16
0.6 Median Speed: 4.2 Mbps Median Speed: 4.2 Mbps 10.9
Source 
0 27.8

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 273 31 0 242 31
University, College, other post-secondary 18 5 0 13 4
Libraries 69 53 0 16 33
Medical / Healthcare 63 11 0 52 8
Public Safety 123 15 0 108 14
Community Centers - Government support 46 20 0 26 20
Community Centers - Non-Government support 1 0 0 1 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 797
Population 741,306
Housing Units 316,730
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.51%
5.73%
5 - 19 18.73%
20.76%
20 - 34 17.99%
19.57%
35 - 59 33.63%
32.66%
60+ 25.14%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 89.14%
69.32%
Black 2.10%
11.19%
Hispanic 6.29%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.42%
4.08%
Native American 0.05%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $80,488 $58,811
Poverty rate 9.82%
15.81%
Below $25k 16.17%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 17.27%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 30.47%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 28.01%
16.50%
$200k or more 8.08%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
87.61%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
34.48%
24.84%
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