Using data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released in September 2018 by the U.S. Census Bureau, NDIA ranked all 191 U.S. cities with more than 50,000 households by the percentage of each city’s households that lack home Internet connections of any kind.  

Note that this data is not an indication of the availability of home broadband service, but rather of the extent to which households are actually connected to it.

The Census category “households with no Internet access” excludes all types of home Internet subscription — not only wireline (cable, fiber optic, DSL) but also satellite, 3G and 4G wireless services, and even dial-up modems.  It also excludes “Internet access without a subscription”.

U.S. Cities Ranked by Connectivity

Median Percentage of Households with No Internet Access: 11.8%
191 Total Cities Ranked

= 25 Worst Connected Cities

= 5 Best Connected Cities