More on the Cost of Connectivity

article | November 06, 2014

Last week, New America's Open Technology Institute released the 2014 edition of the Cost of Connectivity, an annual survey of broadband speeds and prices in 24 cities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. As in previous years, the report finds that major U.S. cities lag behind their international peers.

This graphic displays both the prices consumers would expect to pay and speeds they would expect to receive from ISPs in each city in the report's data set. Viewing these comparisons side-by-side, it's clear that speeds are often faster and offered at lower prices in many European cities and each Asian city. While certain U.S. cities also feature plans that are on par with their international counterparts (e.g. Chattanooga, TN), the major U.S. cities fall short in providing fast and affordable broadband service.

For more comparisons and analysis, see the Cost of Connectivity 2014.


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    Georgia Bullen

    Georgia Bullen is the Technology Projects Director with New America's Open Technology Institute. Bullen provides data visualization, human-centered design, planning and geospatial analytical support to the OTI team and its community partnerships.

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    Nick Russo