Percentage of U.S. households with access to 1G
Source: FCC Form 477 Data (Dec. 2014, Dec. 2015, Dec. 2016, & June 2017); CableLabs' Analysis (end of 4Q 2018)
The Impact of 1 Gig
The internet was already essential in our daily lives, and when the global pandemic hit, our network was prepared to handle the surge in traffic. From working remotely on video calls all day, to streaming our favorite shows at night we rely on super-fast connections to support how we live, learn, work, and play. With internet speed and capacity ushering in the Gigabit era, this "opportunity infrastructure" is laying the groundwork for all kinds of new experiences, and will power America’s digital future.
How is 1G a Springboard?
Millions of miles of fiber-rich broadband networks have been deployed over the last several decades, powering our video and broadband internet experiences. New technologies have dramatically improved the ability of these networks to transfer the data and bits that make up the websites and apps we use at a much higher rate. These improvements have already enabled cable’s infrastructure to achieve 1 Gigabit speeds, and further development and deployment of these technologies will enable the same network to deliver 10 Gigabit speeds in the coming years.