The term “Fixed broadband Internet” as used by the Census includes wireline broadband technologies (cable Internet, DSL, fiber to the premises) as well as satellite and “fixed wireless” technologies. It does not include 3G and 4G mobile service such as one purchases for a smartphone, or non-broadband connections like dial-up modems.
NDIA focused on fixed broadband subscriptions in this comparison of household connection rates, because the strict data caps common to mobile Internet services make mobile much less useful for general household Internet access.
U.S. Cities Ranked by Connectivity
Median percentage of households without fixed broadband: 30.8%
186 Total Cities Ranked