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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 99.2%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 99.2%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 98.9%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 98.8%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 98.8%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 98.8%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 98.8%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 0.5%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.2%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.2%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.2%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 98.6%
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 90.6%
90.0%
Fiber 30.6%
25.4%
Cable 98.8%
88.8%
Wireless 99.4%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.4%
3.0%
1 2.3%
8.8%
2 72.5%
32.4%
3 24.5%
36.9%
4 0.2%
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 1,531
2.8 Median Speed: 11.8  Mbps Median Speed: 11.8 Mbps 20.1
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 45
4.1 Median Speed: 10.8 Mbps Median Speed: 10.8 Mbps 17.8
Medium/Large Business 45
3.0 Median Speed: 11.0 Mbps Median Speed: 11.0 Mbps 22.1
Small Business 104
1.6 Median Speed: 9.7 Mbps Median Speed: 9.7 Mbps 19.3
Mobile 5,355
1.2 Median Speed: 4.1 Mbps Median Speed: 4.1 Mbps 9.8
Other 15
1.6 Median Speed: 10.8 Mbps Median Speed: 10.8 Mbps 22.1
Source 
0 22.1

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 258 42 2 214 29
University, College, other post-secondary 13 2 0 11 2
Libraries 81 41 0 40 19
Medical / Healthcare 70 11 0 59 11
Public Safety 173 17 0 156 15
Community Centers - Government support 59 40 1 18 34
Community Centers - Non-Government support 0 0 0 0 0
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 3,043
Population 718,436
Housing Units 398,502
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.28%
5.73%
5 - 19 17.69%
20.76%
20 - 34 18.32%
19.57%
35 - 59 32.33%
32.66%
60+ 27.39%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 94.30%
69.32%
Black 1.48%
11.19%
Hispanic 3.65%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.38%
4.08%
Native American 0.20%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $65,199 $58,811
Poverty rate 10.45%
15.81%
Below $25k 20.57%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 21.19%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 32.35%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 20.69%
16.50%
$200k or more 5.19%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
82.14%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
25.76%
24.84%
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