Broadband adoption map: South lags behind, rural areas improve

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 

Between 2008 and 2010, broadband subscribership increased in the West and throughout rural areas in much of the central part of the nation, but the South has continued to lag behind. To put this map on your site see our guide to embedding it. Also see a sortable chart of the 100 largest cities or states. For more details read the story or download the data.

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Sources: Demographic data come from the U.S. Census' 2005-9 American Community Survey; Broadband adoption is based on the 768Kbps download / 200Kbps upload standard used by the Federal Communications Commission's Form 477 data. The national percentage was estimated by the Investigative Reporting Workshop; for more details, methodology