IBTA unveils report on broadband progress in Indiana
The Indiana Broadband and Technology Association (IBTA) Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Indiana Report on Broadband Progress available at the IBTA website.
Key findings from the report include a dramatic improvement in broadband speeds available to Hoosiers in recent years. In 2008, only 14 percent of Indiana residents had access to 10 Mbps download speeds. The IBTA report shows that now more than 90 percent of residents have access to that speed or higher.
More than 6,500 square miles of Indiana have had access to 10 Mbps broadband since 2014.
The report also shows that a variety of technologies are being used to support broadband access in Indiana. These include DSL, cable modem, fiber-to-the-premises and fixed wireless. More than 100 telecommunications providers have broadband facilities in Indiana.
The new IBTA report includes data from more than 100 Indiana telecommunications providers, using information from FCC forms and annual broadband reports. Data is filed with the FCC twice a year, and is typically released six to 10 months after it is filed. Accordingly, the report utilizes the most up-to-date data available from November 2017.
Dedicated to detailing the coverage and quickness of broadband – or, high-speed Internet services – across Indiana, the report marks the start of a series that will be updated annually going forward.