Internet Connections: US

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U.S. Internet Connections-Geography

The types of internet connections in the US are broadband (fiber optics, cable, DSL), satellite, cellular data, and dial-up connections. The average broadband speed nationally is 35.63 Mbps.

Internet Speeds By State

Average Fixed Internet Download and Upload Speed

Internet Types in the US


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Internet Access-Demographics

In the US, the percentage of Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics that have access to broadband internet connection is 79%, 66%, and 61% respectively.

Age

  • The percentage of those aged 18-29 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 77% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those aged 30-49 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 77% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those aged 50-64 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 79% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those aged 65+ that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 59% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.

Race

Gender

Income

  • The percentage of those in the US that earn less than $30,000 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 56% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US that earn $30,000 — $49,999 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 72% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US that earn $50,000 — $74,999 that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 84% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US that earn $75,000+ that use broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 92% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.

Education

  • The percentage of those in the US with less than high school graduate education with broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 46% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US that graduated from high school with broadband internet (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 59% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US with some college education with a broadband internet connection (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 77% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those in the US that graduated from college with a broadband internet connection (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 93% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.

Community

  • The percentage of those living in rural areas with a broadband internet connection (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 63% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those living in urban areas with a broadband internet connection (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 75% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.
  • The percentage of those living in suburban areas with a broadband internet connection (fiber optic, cable, or DSL) is 79% in 2019, while the others make use of either satellite, cellular data, dial-up connection, or have no internet access.

Speed

  • The percentage of people in each demographic group above that have access to a broadband internet connection have an average internet speed of 35.36 Mbps, which is the average broadband internet speed in the US.
  • The rest of those in each demographic group above without a broadband internet connection have access to either cellular data with an internet speed of about 20 Mbps or satellite internet with a speed of about 25 Mbps.
  • A small minority of those in each demographic group above may still be using dial-up connections as 0.3% of people in the US still use dial-up connections. Dial-up connections have a speed of about 56 Kbps.
  • Some of those in each demographic group also have no internet connection as 14.7% of those in the US have no internet connection.
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Internet Access-Competitive Landscape 1

Three of the top providers of Internet access in the U.S. include Comcast, Charter Spectrum, and AT&T, based on the amount of subscribers and coverage area.

Comcast

Charter Spectrum

AT&T Internet


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Internet Access-Competitive Landscape 2

Earthlink, Verizon, and Sprint are three additional top providers of Internet access in the US based on users or coverage area.

Earthlink

Verizon

Sprint



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