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➢ 96% of Americans have 4 or more choices for fixed or wireless broadband at speeds of 25/3Mbps or faster. 56% have 2 or more choices for fixed broadband at 100Mbps or faster.

➢ US broadband providers have invested $1.8 trillion over the last 25 years in their networks, and continue to invest $70-80 billion yearly.

➢ More than 14 million people have connected via cable providers’ low-cost programs for low-income customers over the last decade.

➢ According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US broadband prices have been essentially flat over the past decade. Adjusted for inflation, prices declined by nearly 11% from 2011 to 2020.

(Source: NCTA)

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“It will create thousands and thousands of good-paying jobs. It creates jobs connecting every American with high-speed internet, including 35 percent of the rural America that still doesn’t have it. This is going to help our kids and our businesses succeed in the 21st Century economy. And I’m asking the vice president to lead this effort, if she would, because I know it will get done.”

– President Joe Biden speaking on the jobs that would be created to improve broadband networks should his infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan, be put into action.

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