Northfield-based ID Insight recently published a new report on the State of Broadband Availability in the US. The report confirms the finding of the FCC recently published Sixth Broadband Deployment Report.
The FCC changed the definition of broadband in the latest report from 200 kbps downstream to 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. That resulted in a big change in determining who was unserved. The FCC found that now 1,024 out of 3,230 counties in the United States and its territories are unserved by broadband. ID Insight found that 1,205 counties were unserved. So while there’s a slight difference – it confirms the FCC’s report.
ID Insight also found that the unserved counties tended to be less densely populated (rural) and folks earned less money – again this confirms what the FCC reported.