The Ever-ChangingLandscape of Broadband John Walker Connected NationResearch & GIS Analyst November, 2012
Main Barrier to Broadband Adoption Percent of Minnesota residents without home broadband service Cost 26% Digital Literacy 18% Availability Relevance 9% 29% Other Dont 11% know 7%Q: Which one of these is the main reason why you do not subscribe to home Internet service? and Source: 2011 Connect MinnesotaQ: Which one of these is the main reason why you do not subscribe to home broadband service? Non-Adopter Technology Assessment(n=1,900 MN residents without home broadband service) www.connectmn.org
National Broadband MapData collected by Connect Minnesota is submitted to the NationalTelecommunications and Information Agency for inclusion in the NationalBroadband Map
What is BroadbandFederal Communications Commissions Standards for High-SpeedInternet1996 – High Speed Line considered 200 Kbps download and 200 Kbps upload2008 – Basic Level Broadband considered 768 Kbps download and 200 Kbpsupload.2010 – National Broadband Plan stated “every home and business” needsaccess to at least 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload.2015 – Access to at least 50 Mbps download to approximately 100 millionhouseholds.2020 – Access to at least 100 Mbps download to approximately 100 millionhouseholds. Approximately 500 times faster than 1996.
State of Minnesota Statutory Broadband ServiceMinnesota Broadband Goals (Minnesota Statute § 237.012):Subdivision 1. Universal access and high-speed goal.It is a state goal that as soon as possible, but no later than 2015, allstate residents and businesses have access to high-speedbroadband that provides minimum download speeds of 10 to 20megabits per second and minimum upload speeds of 5 to 10megabits per second.
Broadband Readiness Index• National Goals for Broadband: Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan, 2010 – Access to 100% of households to 4 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload – Access to 85% of households to 50 Mbps download by 2015 White House, 2/10/2011 – Access to 98% of households to mobile broadband by 2016• Progress is measured in the form of grades: – A (100%): Goals Met – B (99.9% to 70%): Prepared to Meet Goals – C (69.9% to 60%): Progress Remains – D (59.9% to 0.01%): Dire Challenge Ahead – F (0%): Completely Unserved
Broadband Readiness Index Minnesota Household Density and Population Metropolitan/Micropolitan Non-Metropolitan/Micropolitan Household Percent of Household Percent of Grade Density Population Density Population A 562.9 51.4% - - B 27.4 42.3% 7.5 25.7% C 14.7 3.4% 6.1 39% D 15.8 2.8% 5.8 35.3% F - - - - Total 126.9 51.2% 15.2 48.8%Source: National Broadband Map, December 2011; U.S. Census, 2010; Office of Management and Budget, 2009
Broadband AvailabilityMobile Broadband Service
Broadband Availability of Platform Types by Speed Tier Percent of Percent of Speed Tier Percent of Households Households Households Served Download/Upload Served by Fixed Served by by All Platforms Platforms Mobile Only 768Kbps/200Kbps 97.99 99.92 1.93 1.5 Mbps/200Kbps 97.54 99.69 2.15 3 Mbps/768 Kbps 94.51 97.44 2.93 6Mbps/1.5Mbps 86.81 89.53 2.72 10Mbps/1.5Mbps 85.45 88.66 3.21 10Mbps/6Mbps 61.57 61.57 - 25Mbps/1.5Mbps 72.82 78.82 - 50Mbps/1.5Mbps 68.58 68.58 - 100Mbps/1.5Mbps 67.82 67.82 - 1Gbps/1.5Mbps - - -Source: Connect Minnesota - June 2012
Summary• Mapping of service as of June 2012 showed approximately 41,000 households are without access to fixed broadband service of at least 768Kbps download and 200Kbps upload.• Four counties in Minnesota meet desired national standards set to be in place by 2016.• Most significant difference between broadband services available in Metropolitan/Micropolitan and areas that are not is density of households.• Mobile broadband service provides a means of filling the broadband availability void in unserved communities.
Contact Information John Walker Research & GIS Analyst Connected Nationjwalker@connectednation.org 1-877-846-7710
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