Broadband Deployment

Issue Name: 

Broadband Deployment

Summary: 

As the nation’s largest broadband provider, cable strives to get everyone near and far, young and old, online. Cable reaches into communities and invests in partnerships to increase broadband access, improve digital literacy, promote computer ownership, and encourage home broadband use. Cable’s $185 billion network investment enables consumers to enjoy a broadband experience that is fast, affordable and accessible, and getting faster and better every day.

As the nation’s largest broadband provider, cable strives to get everyone near and far, young and old, online. Cable reaches into communities and invests in partnerships to increase broadband access, improve digital literacy, promote computer ownership, and encourage home broadband use. Cable’s $185 billion network investment enables consumers to enjoy a broadband experience that is fast, affordable and accessible, and getting faster and better every day.

  • Cable broadband is available to 93% of U.S. households
  • Cable operators provide broadband service to 58% of U.S. residential customers The cable industry has invested more than $185 billion since 1996 to build the most extensive fiber-rich national broadband network
  • Cable operators invested $13 billion in infrastructure updates in 2011
  • Standard cable broadband speeds range from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps
  • More than 105 million American homes have access to speeds of 50 Mbps or faster

However, to ensure that broadband fulfills its promise to all consumers, the cable industry supports programs that extend broadband to unserved communities that encourages private investment.