Federal Communications Commission
This report summarizes information about Internet access connections in the United States as of December 31, 2017 as collected by FCC Form 477. For purposes of this report, Internet access connections are those in service, over 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction, and reported to the FCC through Form 477. The report includes data on total and residential Internet access connections by downstream and upstream speed, by technology, by geography, and over time.
This tech summit is focusing on an important topic: improving the lives of Mississippians through communications technologies. Already today, you’ve heard discussions about the next generation of wireless connectivity and the new applications and services that they’ll enable.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Jeffrey Prince as chief economist of the FCC. Dr. Prince currently serves as a professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He will begin work at the FCC on Sept 3.
The Federal Communications Commission authorized over $4.9 billion in support over the next decade for maintaining, improving, and expanding affordable rural broadband for 455,334 homes and businesses served by 171 carriers in 39 states and American Samoa, including 44,243 locations on Tribal lands. The support is targeted to smaller rural carriers, traditionally known as “rate-of-return” carriers.