How does your state compare?

Click or tap on your state to find out basic demographic information, the number of broadband wireline and wireless providers that offer speeds of 25 million bits per second (Mbps) or greater and the number of households with a broadband Internet subscription. (Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey; NTIA; Federal Communications Commission. * Note: As of 2017, 3 satellite providers have broadband service.)


Case Studies in Public-Private Partnership Driving Broadband Deployment
Dec 03, 2018

Many small communities across the country struggle to bring advanced broadband to their residents.  What they lack in size, they often make up with diversity of their economies, populations,... more

Five Digital Inclusion Trends in the United States
Oct 18, 2018

by Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications This week, NTIA recognizes International Digital Inclusion Week . Digital inclusion is more... more

Will Seniors be Early Adopters for the Internet of Things?
Oct 02, 2018

If the Internet of Things (IoT) conjures images of the Jetsons and self-driving cars, think again. At the NTCA Rural Broadband Association 2018 Fall Conference , Curtis Strole, Executive Director,... more

NTIA Helps Facilitate Smart Ag and Rural Workshop
Sep 19, 2018

On September 6 and 7, NTIA and BroadbandUSA participated in a workshop that focused on deploying rural broadband and using technology in agriculture (also known as “smart ag”) at Purdue... more

Libraries are Filling the Homework Gap as Students Head Back to School  
Sep 04, 2018

Students heading back to school this fall that lack access to high-speed broadband will continue to rely upon libraries for homework assignments. Over the past few years, the U.S. has made ... more

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BroadbandUSA Newsletter December 2018
Dec 01, 2018

Vol 2 | Issue 12 | December 2018 Download PDF version here. BroadbandUSA’s State Broadband Leadership Network Access to broadband has many benefits for Americans.  It connects... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter November 2018
Nov 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 11 | November 2018 Download PDF Version To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email Transforming Rural Healthcare through Broadband ... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter October 2018
Oct 01, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 10 | October 2018 Download PDF Version To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email . BroadbandUSA Leads the Way in Making Federal... more

Notice of BroadbandUSA Webinar Series 2018
Sep 28, 2018

(NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, announced a series of webinars to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion,... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter September 2018
Sep 07, 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 9 | September 2018 Download PDF Version To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email . Innovation in Broadband Technologies ... more

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Q:What is NTIA?

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A: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and meaningful use across America. BroadbandUSA serves local and state governments, industry and nonprofits that need to enhance broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion. To date, BroadbandUSA has provided support to more than 1,000 communities to help them fully participate in the digital economy.