BroadbandNow report highlights inadequate progress towards affordable, high-speed Internet access in the U.S.

A large number of Americans do not have access to the high-speed internet and affordable prices that FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel has identified as necessary for broadband availability.

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According to a study by BroadbandNow, most Americans lack the necessary internet speeds or affordable prices for what can be considered advanced telecommunications. This poll aims to identify which US states have the best and worst broadband accessibility.

A survey conducted by BroadbandNow, a website that tracks high-speed internet service in the United States, has revealed which states have the best and worst broadband. According to the survey, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut had the best broadband, while Wyoming, Montana, and Arkansas had the worst. Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has proposed to add 100% affordability to the definition of advanced telecommunications to ensure that all Americans have access to it. The FCC must report to Congress on the progress of universal broadband access and can intervene if access is not being rolled out in a reasonable and timely manner. Additionally, Rosenworcel is advocating for an increase in the FCC’s minimum definition of high-speed broadband to 100 Mbps downstream and 20 Mbps upstream, up from the current standard of 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.

Only 39% of Americans, according to a BroadbandNow poll, have access to high-speed broadband with download and upload rates of 100 Mbps and 20 Mbps, respectively. The survey also revealed that at least 20% of Americans can access low-cost, high-speed broadband, but Wyoming is the only state where more than half of the population can. While Alaska has the worst broadband connectivity, Delaware has the greatest. Municipal broadband and a broader definition of high speed are two things that BroadbandNow supports.