Wired broadband reaches 94% of U.S. homes

Wired broadband reaches 94% of U.S. homes

Updated analysis reflects continuing march of fixed broadband networks.

Where available, 86M households subscribe to fixed broadband service, 23M do not subscribe. Amoung households that do not subscribe to a fixed broadband service, 24M can receive fixed broadband but choose not to, 6M cannot receive fixed broadband even if they want to.
Close to 94% of residences in the U.S. can receive broadband Internet service from a wireline network as of August 2014, according to our analysis of recent data on the subject.

Here's the report showing the percentage of households that can receive fixed broadband, plus a breakdown of subscriptions by market segment, including total homes and homes with access to broadband:

U.S. fixed broadband access: a statistical portrait (UNH BCoE, August 2014)

The data show that among households that do not subscribe to broadband, about 20% lack service because it's not available to them.