Where did we get this?

In short, the answer is from a ton of government sources. In general, data from the following government entities was useful: Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). But we supplemented and fact-checked all government data with countless hours of research into the providers themselves.

Also, for our TV research, we used data from Nielson, Inc. and NetFlix, Inc.

InternetAdvisor sources.

Here are some specific governmental citations:

  • The "National Broadband Plan" Report from the FCC
  • The "Broadband Performance" Report from the FCC
  • Quarterly "The State of the Internet Reports" from Akamai
  • "Pew Home Broadband Report" from PewInternet.org
  • "Broadband Availability in America" from the FCC
  • "2015 Broadband Progress Report" from the FCC
  • "Broadband adoption rates and gaps in U.S. metropolitan areas" by the Brookings Institute