By Kate Kellogg, The Washington TimesRead more"We're looking at a situation where a large part of the market is still not paying for internet service and they're looking to take advantage of a situation that we think could help a lot of people in rural areas," said Steve Kestler, an analyst with Forrester Research, who tracks wireless broadband."It's a bit like the cellphone market in the 1990s, w...
The US population has a massive amount of data, but most of that data is in the form of high-speed data, said a new report from the advocacy group Public Knowledge.
In 2016, the report found that a quarter of the world’s population was on high-frequency networks, which can travel at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.
Those speeds can be more than 10 times faster than the Internet, but in some cases it’s not possible to connect to that data.
Public Knowledge’s report, called the State of the Internet 2017, details the data traffic that the United States sends to and from a wide variety of destinations around the world.
There are more than 60,000 high-definition television and broadband subscribers in the United Kingdom, according to the data.
That number could increase to more than 400,000 if more people are using the technology to watch Netflix, the advocacy report said.
There’s also high-resolution satellite imagery and video of major cities.
This map shows which of the top 10 broadband providers in the U.S. have a majority of their fiber optic infrastructure in the state they serve.
Source: Public Knowledge The United States is one of the most wired nations in the world, with about 70 percent of the population on fiber optic networks.
But the infrastructure can be unreliable, particularly for rural areas.
Public Service Providers, which represent most public service providers in some parts of the country, told Public Knowledge that the lack of fiber has caused problems.
They said that the U