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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 99.7%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 99.7%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 99.7%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 99.7%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 99.7%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 97.6%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.7%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.7%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 99.7%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 99.6%
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 88.5%
90.0%
Fiber 97.9%
25.4%
Cable 99.3%
88.8%
Wireless 99.7%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 0.0%
3.0%
1 0.2%
8.8%
2 0.4%
32.4%
3 6.0%
36.9%
4 24.9%
13.7%
5 18.3%
3.6%
6 24.4%
1.3%
7 25.6%
0.4%
8+ 0.3%
0.1%
Source 

Broadband Speed Test (Mbps)

Location Cumulative Tests
    25* percentile  median speed (Mbps) median speed (Mbps)    75* percentile
Home 2,362
6.1 Median Speed: 13.1  Mbps Median Speed: 13.1 Mbps 20.3
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 69
2.4 Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps Median Speed: 5.9 Mbps 19.9
Medium/Large Business 77
5.0 Median Speed: 15.3 Mbps Median Speed: 15.3 Mbps 22.1
Small Business 123
4.8 Median Speed: 7.2 Mbps Median Speed: 7.2 Mbps 15.4
Mobile 8,680
0.8 Median Speed: 2.6 Mbps Median Speed: 2.6 Mbps 8.5
Other 28
2.4 Median Speed: 5.8 Mbps Median Speed: 5.8 Mbps 12.8
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Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 514 405 1 108 390
University, College, other post-secondary 27 23 0 4 18
Libraries 91 82 0 9 78
Medical / Healthcare 57 21 0 36 19
Public Safety 242 123 13 106 64
Community Centers - Government support 73 65 0 8 37
Community Centers - Non-Government support 6 4 0 2 2
Source 
CAI Speed Tiers
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 1,428
Population 1,050,223
Housing Units 471,217
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 4.56%
5.73%
5 - 19 17.75%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.79%
19.57%
35 - 59 34.44%
32.66%
60+ 23.46%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 82.61%
69.32%
Black 4.10%
11.19%
Hispanic 11.54%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.59%
4.08%
Native American 0.16%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $60,531 $58,811
Poverty rate 14.00%
15.81%
Below $25k 24.00%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 21.86%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 31.63%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 18.46%
16.50%
$200k or more 4.05%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
76.94%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
25.60%
24.84%
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