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Mobile Broadband Internet in the USA

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Mobile Wireless Internet In the United States

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100% MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE

With both AT&T and Verizon covering over 94% of the United States, chances are if you are reading this you've got a mobile device sending and receiving data sitting right next to you.

While current mobile broadband speeds are faster than anything we could have imagined from a wired connection 20 years ago, the amount of data we consume and use every day is only on the rise.

In fact the amount of wireless data Americans consumed increased almost 70% between 2011 and 2012 according to the CTIA.

This paired with the dramatic expansion of LTE, the FCC reports it is available to 211 million Americans, there is no doubt in our mind that wireless broadband will be a huge part of our digital infrastructure for years to come.

For a full list of providers, visit the mobile broadband provider page.

Should You Get Mobile Broadband?

If you use your mobile device to connect to the internet, chances are you already have it. That said, if you are looking for ultra fast speeds, we do recommend you look at mobile providers with large LTE infrastructures.

Benefits of LTE and Wireless Broadband

Wireless

The biggest benefit to mobile broadband is that its portability, allowing you to access your data from anywhere you have service.

Large Coverage Area

Because of the nature of wireless broadband, each broadcast point can cover areas ranging from a few square yards to over 50 miles depending on the setup. This gives providers extended flexibility and the the ability to tailor their infrastructure to meet customer demands.

Limitations of LTE and Wireless Broadband

New Equipment Requirements

The biggest limitation for consumers trying to adopt LTE service is that they will have to use a device that supports LTE. In most cases, this means purchasing a new device.

Data Caps

While each provider and it's plans differ, many wireless broadband providers offer plans with a set data limit. That said, we highly recommend that you select a plan that suits not only your budget but also your mobile browsing habits.

Largest Mobile Broadband Providers

1
AT&T Wireless
94.65% Coverage
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2
Verizon Wireless
94.21% Coverage
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3
T-Mobile
89.05% Coverage
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4
Cricket Wireless
29.24% Coverage
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5
Metro® by T-Mobile
16.77% Coverage
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6
U.S. Cellular
7.75% Coverage
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7
C Spire Wireless
1.30% Coverage
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States with the most Mobile Broadband coverage

1
Connecticut
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
2
Alabama
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
3
District of Columbia
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
4
Delaware
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
5
Florida
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
6
Georgia
100.0% Coverage
100.0%
7
Hawaii
100.0% Coverage
100.0%

Mobile Broadband Providers: Availability by State

Alabama 4,910,717 100.0% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
Alaska 682,978 91.2% 8 Mobile Broadband Providers
American Samoa 41,968 77.0% 1 Mobile Broadband Providers
Arizona 6,790,653 98.9% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
Arkansas 3,014,524 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
California 38,641,622 100.0% 13 Mobile Broadband Providers
Colorado 5,330,046 100.0% 13 Mobile Broadband Providers
Connecticut 3,631,192 100.0% 7 Mobile Broadband Providers
Delaware 941,645 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
District of Columbia 624,148 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
Florida 19,892,861 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
Georgia 10,271,654 100.0% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
Guam 158,961 98.8% 2 Mobile Broadband Providers
Hawaii 1,420,595 100.0% 8 Mobile Broadband Providers
Idaho 1,661,908 99.4% 12 Mobile Broadband Providers
Illinois 12,990,401 100.0% 13 Mobile Broadband Providers
Indiana 6,640,448 100.0% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
Iowa 3,099,663 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Kansas 2,923,341 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Kentucky 4,460,809 100.0% 19 Mobile Broadband Providers
Louisiana 4,593,449 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
Maine 1,336,428 99.4% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Maryland 5,969,477 100.0% 14 Mobile Broadband Providers
Massachusetts 6,638,744 100.0% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
Michigan 9,843,030 100.0% 12 Mobile Broadband Providers
Minnesota 5,456,732 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Mississippi 3,016,055 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Missouri 6,136,125 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Montana 1,016,331 99.1% 6 Mobile Broadband Providers
Nebraska 1,876,886 100.0% 13 Mobile Broadband Providers
Nevada 2,938,945 100.0% 14 Mobile Broadband Providers
New Hampshire 1,337,744 99.8% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
New Jersey 8,932,862 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
New Mexico 2,151,802 99.6% 13 Mobile Broadband Providers
New York 19,567,398 100.0% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
North Carolina 10,097,094 99.8% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
North Dakota 692,910 100.0% 8 Mobile Broadband Providers
Northern Mariana Islands 40,968 79.6% 1 Mobile Broadband Providers
Ohio 11,597,409 100.0% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Oklahoma 3,884,071 100.0% 20 Mobile Broadband Providers
Oregon 3,993,911 99.9% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
Pennsylvania 12,870,348 99.9% 12 Mobile Broadband Providers
Puerto Rico 3,066,238 84.7% 7 Mobile Broadband Providers
Rhode Island 1,050,223 100.0% 7 Mobile Broadband Providers
South Carolina 4,869,283 100.0% 16 Mobile Broadband Providers
South Dakota 841,766 100.0% 9 Mobile Broadband Providers
Tennessee 6,604,270 99.9% 12 Mobile Broadband Providers
Texas 26,964,949 100.0% 15 Mobile Broadband Providers
Utah 2,982,038 100.0% 15 Mobile Broadband Providers
Vermont 629,122 99.7% 8 Mobile Broadband Providers
Virgin Islands 61,553 59.2% 8 Mobile Broadband Providers
Virginia 8,366,483 99.9% 14 Mobile Broadband Providers
Washington 7,069,928 99.9% 11 Mobile Broadband Providers
West Virginia 1,861,269 99.4% 14 Mobile Broadband Providers
Wisconsin 5,810,685 100.0% 17 Mobile Broadband Providers
Wyoming 586,799 99.2% 10 Mobile Broadband Providers
References and Footnotes
Last Updated on 9/25/2018 by .