Though the United States is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, almost every single person, urban, suburban, or rural, has access to fast internet. This is the result of decades of investment and competitive forces pushing innovators to build and improve broadband networks for everyone – not just in specially selected cities and neighborhoods.
The cable industry has been at the forefront of America’s internet leadership, having invested over $250 billion in broadband infrastructure over the past 20 years. But many of these advancements are coming from a variety of technologies all competing to deliver next-generation internet connectivity.
Some key statistics that demonstrate America’s internet leadership:
The bottom line is that America has a working model of delivering fast, reliable internet to millions of consumers everywhere. But that isn’t to say our work is done. There are still some people who don’t have access, but America’s internet providers will continue to grow, improve their networks, and connect more people. And as new technologies evolve, the broadband marketplace will remain competitive and continue to deliver world class service to all consumers.