THE DATA

Many Sources. One Tool.

Below is an overview of the data we used to create BroadbandNow.com.

Elegantly Crunching More Than
0 Million Rows
of Governmental and Proprietary Data

It's been a Huge Undertaking

But, we couldn't have done it alone.

When we set out to build a comprehensive tool to help consumers find the best broadband in their area, we knew it wasn't going to be an easy task.

But with 72% of American adults using the internet on a daily basis, we believe that reliable internet access is as important as having electricity was 60 years ago… so we pressed ahead.

After months of crunching many gigabytes of governmental and propritary data, we've created a solution that makes finding a broadband provider in your area easier than ever…

…but we couldn't have done it without the hard work of dedicated researchers, data scientists, and teams of engineers from both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

With this in mind, below is a list of data sources and articles that were used to help create the broadband search tool that you'll find on BroadbandNow.com.


Studies, Resources, and Data Sets

This is basically a work cited.

"The State of the Internet." . Akamai, n.d. Web. 8 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Analyzing the Effect of Broadband on GDP." . n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"A 2010 Leadership Imperative: The Future Built on Broadband." . n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan." . FCC, 16 Mar. 2010. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Eight Broadband Progress Report." . 14 Aug. 2012. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"OECD broadband statistics update." . OECD, 18 July 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

. "Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project." Smartphone Ownership 2013. Pew Research Center, 5 June 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

. "Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project." Home Broadband 2010. Pew Research Center, 11 Aug. 2010. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project." Home Broadband 2013. Pew Research Center, 26 Aug. 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Household Download Index." . Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

United States. Department of Commerce. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, State Broadband Initiative Data (CSV format June 2013)

"Exploring the Digital Nation: America's Emerging Online Experience." . National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1 June 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"2012 Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S." . Federal Communications Commission, 1 July 2012. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. <>.

"2013 Measuring Broadband America: A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S." . Federal Communications Commission, 1 Feb. 2013. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"U.S. Wireless Quick Facts." . CTIA, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

"Visual Networking Index (VNI)." . n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013. <>.

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