28.2% of those living in the District of Columbia have no Internet access available to them personally, despite the fact that 100% of the state can get high speed wireless Internet of up to 10 Mbps. This shortage of Internet is purely economic, and shows the digital divide amongst those with differing income brackets.
In addition to the 100% wireless coverage of DC, 98.4% of the district has DSL Internet available, 98.2% has cable Internet available and 46.2% has fiber Internet as an option.
The District of Columbia offers the best choice in providers. Over 98% of DC residents have 3 or more providers offering them service.
|City||Providers||Avg. Landline Speeds (mbps)||Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)||State Availability Rank*||Country Availability Rank*||Broadband Score|
|* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents|
Since 2009, the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer has been awarded $4,041,816.00 in federal dollars for District of Columbia's "Digital Inclusion Initiative" program. District of Columbia has awarded these monies to 6 organizations and departments within the state.
First phase to provide fiber-optic service to begin in the first quarter of 2016.