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Broadband access measures the percentage of Arizonans who do not have access to broadband, which is defined as terrestrial (ground-based) internet, providing speeds of at least 25 megabits (Mb) per second download and 3 Mb per second upload.

While many urban residents may take for granted the availability of broadband access, rural communities across the nation have limited access to broadband. Even in some urban areas, the number of providers is limited. With implications for education, jobs, and connectivity with families and friends, internet access is an important factor in modern quality of life.

This metric is updated annually and is available for:

  • Nation
  • States
  • Counties