A State-by-State Study on the State of Broadband Investment and Activity in Each American State
In early 2016 Strategic Networks Group (SNG) issued a comprehensive report of high-speed internet (broadband1) investments and related activities within the United States. As a result of outreach efforts, 48 of 50 states participated in this pro-bono initiative overseen by SNG with the support of the Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC). The NTIA also assisted in providing introductions and encouragement to states to take the survey.
The research survey in February and March of 2016 sought to uncover the current state of broadband invest and activity and investment in all fifty American states. Each state was asked to report on five key dimensions of broadband: availability, adoption, meaningful use, growth investment, and regulation. Responses were used to rank states on these dimensions and develop a composite overall ranking.