Connecticut is #1 for Broadband Access in the U.S.
Connecticut’s broadband infrastructure is ready for the post-pandemic world. Over 98% of Connecticut households have access to high-speed internet with the state ranking #1 in the country for overall connectivity. With the 6th fastest internet speed in the country Connecticut is ready to ensure your business that your business thrives whether your employees are in the office or working from home.
State Broadband Office
The State Broadband Office was created to facilitate the availability of broadband access to every state citizen and to increase access to and the adoption of ultra-high-speed gigabit-capable broadband networks. Connecticut’s goal is to bring high-speed broadband internet to all Connecticut residents by September 2022 and install numerous free Wi-Fi areas throughout the state.
Broadband Access for Everyone
Gov. Ned Lamont and the cable/internet industry has been supporting the adoption of broadband through the state’s Everybody Learns initiative, delivering over 140,000 thousand laptops to students in need and free and low-cost service (starting at $10/month) to low-income persons offered by the members of the New England Cable & Telecommunications Association. These programs, like Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, for instance, are available to consumers across Connecticut.
East Hartford, FiberCity
The fastest internet connections in the country are coming to Connecticut, and East Hartford will be the first to recieve it. As the state’s first FiberCity, East Hartford will benefit from an all-fiber, 10-gig-enabled broadband network by 2024. Unlike basic internet cable, fiber is known to send data more quickly and boost security, reliability and affordability for all residents. Fiber will be laid underground starting in 2022 and will be available free of charge to all businesses and residents.