Friday, October 30, 2015
Mobile Data presented to Assembly Select Committee on the Digital Divide in Rural California
On October 27, I presented an overview of the CPUC's broadband programs to the Assembly Select Committee on the Digital Divide in Rural California. One of the key points was the apparent discrepancy in served households between wireline and mobile after we adjust mobile speeds using mean minus two standard deviations. At the 6 mbps down / 1.5 mbps up or higher threshold, we estimate 57% of rural households and 2% of urban households are either under-served or un-served by wireline. For mobile, the number of under- and un-served jumps to 85% of rural households and 84% urban households.