Broadband Access

Percentage of homes with access to broadband internet

Broadband availability measures the extent to which the population has access to broadband infrastructure. Broadband internet service is currently offered in four forms: cable, DSL (or Digital Subscriber Line), fiber-optic and satellite. The only form of non-broadband internet service still available is dial-up access, using a traditional phone line.

Why does this matter?

Broadband is the highway for information exchange. In a knowledge- and Internet-driven economy, lack of access to broadband internet can restrict businesses’ and individuals’ access to education, employment and market opportunities.


* Source: North Carolina Department of Information Technology

Note: State to state comparison is not currently available using reliable data. For this reason, Broadband is not represented in the NC Infrastructure Index ranking.

For more information related to broadband trends and metrics within the state of North Carolina, please visit our partner: North Carolina Department of Information Technology.

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Broadband Access

Lack of Broadband Access