CABA Information Series

IS-2009-136: NTCA 2009 Broadband/Internet Availability Survey Report

This survey from the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) reports on deployment of Internet access by NTCA members in 2009.  98% of members (rural telephone companies) offer broadband Internet access; of those 98% utilize DSL with 59% delivering via fiber.  Some use wireless (licensed and unlicensed), satellite, and cable modem.  Data rates vary from 200 kbps to 6 Mbps or more.  89% of operators face competition from cable and wireless companies.  The broadband subscription rate by customers is 37%.  54% of operators see VoIP (Internet telephony) as a threat.  75% of operators offer video services.
























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