Reinvigorating communities will take more than broadband

By William Rinehart

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  • Speeds for all services have increased, but the rates of increase varied widely. Average fiber download speeds increased about 165 percent from 2014 to 2018, cable increased 617 percent, while aDSL speeds increased by only 34 percent. (Table 2)
  • Fiber services had the highest average download speeds in December 2014, but cable speeds surpassed fiber in December 2018.
  • Most census blocks had one and only one provider for each technology. (Table 5)
  • The average number of aDSL and fiber providers in cable-served blocks increased significantly between 2014 and 2018. (Table 6.2)
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