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April 29, 2014 | Tom Ballard

Residential broadband deployment reaches 72 percent of TN households

Connected TNOne of the key needs of any start-up is access to broadband network capability. And, with the emergence of entrepreneurs working from home rather than an incubator or formal office, robust residential broadband capacity is more important than ever.

With that in mind, we read with interest a recent document that Corey Johns, Executive Director of Connected Tennessee, shared with us. It shows that Tennessee has come a long way in seven years in the residential deployment of broadband. Today, 72 percent of households subscribe to broadband, a two-thirds increase from the 42 percent in 2007.

In fact, Tennessee ranks ahead of the national deployment average, something that is not always the case.

I also found it noteworthy that almost two-thirds of rural households are connected to broadband.

In spite of those positive numbers, Connected Tennessee notes that “there is still much work to be done.”

Click here (Connected Tennessee_2013 Residential Broadband Technology Adoption Survey_Two-Pager_04_09_14) to see the short and informative report.

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