Brookings Releases City Broadband Adoption Report, Ranks Provo-Orem 8th

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provo orem 8th in broadband adoption according to brookingsThe Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program recently published the Broadband Adoption Rates and Gaps in US Metropolitan Areas report, ranking the Provo/Orem metropolitan area as having the 8th highest broadband adoption rate in the nation.

provo orem 8th in broadband adoptionThe report also noted that Ogden, Utah had significant adoption gains from 2013 to 2014 (2.2 percent), even though the city’s adoption rate was well over 80 percent.

Salt Lake City ranked 45th highest with a 2013 to 2014 increase of 1.7 percent. Logan ranked 45th highest with a 2013 to 2014 increase of 0.1 percent.

The report focuses on the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States to determine their adoption rate, as well as adoption rate increases. The report also noted that broadband adoption varies substantially across these large metropolitan areas, with rates ranging from 56.2% in Laredo, TX to 88.2 percent in San Jose, CA.

The report defines the broadband adoption rate as the share of households with a DSL, cable, fiber optic, mobile broadband, satellite, or fixed wireless subscription.

Click here to read the full report.