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Broadband accessibility in Missouri grows

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its updated National Broadband Map.  The state of Missouri has made significant progress expanding and enhancing broadband accessibility and speed.  Here are the numbers as of June 30, 2012:
  • 97% of all Missourians have access to broadband at 3 megabits per second (download) and 768 kilobits per second (upload)
  • 90% of rural Missourians have access to broadband
  • 82% of all Missourians have access to up to three wireline (DSL, Fiber or Cable) broadband providers
  • Nearly half of all Missourians have access to up to five wireless (Fixed or Cellular) broadband providers

In 2009, Governor Nixon set the goal that at least 95% of Missourians should have broadband access by the end of 2014.  MoBroadbandNow is excited that we have achieved this milestone ahead of schedule and are committed to reaching more homes and businesses that remain underserved.  MoBroadbandNow has 111 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) participating in the public-private initiative.  We remain focused on availability, adoption, speed, choice, affordability and sustainability.

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