What will schools look like a couple of decades from now? CableLabs has given audiences a sneak peek in their third installment of “The Near Future: Ready for Anything,” a series that delves into how technology and high-speed internet will transform the future, and how the broadband networks of today are preparing for the unknown that lies ahead.
According to Ookla, the leaders in internet speed testing, from June 2017 to June 2018 the average download speed in the U.S. went from 69.47 Mbps to an astonishing 93.98 Mbps. This upswing is also related to Ookla data reporting how U.S. speeds are far ahead of the global average download speed of 46 Mbps. Over the past two decades, more than $275 billion has been invested in capital infrastructure by cable ISPs. Benefits of that investment can be seen by looking at how much average US download speeds have increased in one single year.
The United States is one of the leaders in next generation broadband, thanks in part to over $275 billion in infrastructure investment by cable ISPs, and that investment is paying off. According to Ookla, the forerunner in internet speed tests, the average U.S. internet download speed now clocks in at a whopping 93.98 Mbps, as of June 2018. That means the United States is over twice as fast as the global average speed of 46.25 Mbps.
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ISPs are reaching more people than ever before. A recent survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration revealed that 78 percent of Americans used the Internet in 2017, up from 75 percent in 2015. This means that an additional 13.5 million—including low-income families, seniors, African Americans, and Hispanics—are now going online.