The FCC reports that 93% of North Carolina’s population has access to the internet at the FCC threshold speeds of 25 Mbps. Of those without access, nearly 640,000 people live in sparsely populated areas.
How is internet broadband accessed? Broadband is accessed through a number of technologies including:
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
- Cable Modem
- Fiber-Optic Cable (Fiber)
- Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
As of December 2014, only 16% of North Carolinians adopted broadband in their homes compared to the national average of 37% at the recommended speed threshold (25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload).
At this adoption rate, North Carolina ranked 40th out of the 45 reporting states.
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