Since the United States has the greatest opportunity to close the digital divide, it’s useful to get an idea of how download speeds have changed over time. Thanks to more than $300 billion invested by cable Internet providers over the past 20 years, Internet speeds have increased from single-digit megabit speeds to multigigabit connections.
As of 2020, when millions of Americans suddenly moved their work, school, and social lives online because of the pandemic, the average US download speed increased by 88 Mbps, according to Ookla. That’s because America’s broadband leaders are future-proofing their networks to anticipate future demand, ensuring that tomorrow’s networks are ready before they’re needed.
The cable broadband industry has been building on the 10G platform for years, because while the next digital innovation may still be a mystery, one can be sure that it will be powered by strong broadband networks.
To learn more about the future of high-speed Internet, be sure to check out the page on the NCTA website.