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U.S. Broadband Market: Future of U.S. Broadband Lies in Improving Local Competition

October 25, 2013  | Subscribers Only

Alzbeta Fellenbaum Alzbeta Fellenbaum Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
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The U.S. broadband market has often been criticised for a lack of competition, overpriced packages and slow connection speeds. While there have been some recent improvements, mostly in terms of deployment of high-speed next-generation broadband access technologies (FTTH, DOCSIS 3.0 cable and VDSL2), persisting problems continue to hamper the performance of the U.S. broadband market. This report, while providing a nation-wide overview of the latest U.S. broadband market trends, also focuses on some specific regional-level trends to offer a deeper and more comprehensive insight into the current state of broadband in the United States.

Tables and charts included:

  • U.S. broadband connections by technology and broadband household penetration;Next-generation broadband access connections and share of total broadband connections;2012: Comparison between broadband coverage and actual uptake by technology as a percentage of all households;2012: Broadband subscribers by ISP and technology;Overview of selected next-generation broadband internet offers;Q2 2013: Share of U.S. broadband subscribers (percentage);Availability of broadband services in 20 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas (as a percentage of all households in area);Actual average speeds in 20 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas (in Mbps)

Pages: 11

Tables and charts: 8

Alzbeta Fellenbaum

Manager – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

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