Broadband Facts

  1. Between 15,000 and 30,000 Ohio jobs are created or supported per year due to broadband investments.1
  2. Every $1 million investment in broadband creates or supports between 18 and 50 jobs.2
  3. Ohio Telecommunications Association members invest $1 billion annually in the telecom network – constantly making upgrades to carry this increased data.3
  4. Even through this recent recession, the investments in broadband created 1.6 million new jobs.4
  5. Today, IT investment accounts for a record 47.3 percent of all U.S. nonstructural capital investment.5
  6. The number of devices connected to IP networks will be nearly three times as high as the global population in 2017.6
  7. On the business side, two out of every three businesses in Ohio have adopted broadband One in five companies in Ohio earn revenue online.7
  8. 90% of Ohioans have a wireless phone, but there is a growing segment with two or more wireless phones, e.g. personal and business. As a result, there are an estimated 11.8 million wireless phones in use in Ohio, equating to 102% of the population.8
  9. 41.3% of homes in Ohio are wireless-only and no longer have a landline phone.9
  10. There are an estimated 10.4 million wireless customers in Ohio, served by 11 wireless carriers.10

  1. Kleinhenz, Jack. “Incentive to Invest in Ohio Broadband & The Carrier of Last Resort Obligation.” Midwest Consumers for Choice and Competition, Apr. 2012. p. 2.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ohio Telecom Association. “Telecom Competition in Ohio.” June 2013, p. 2.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Kleinhenz, p. 6.
  6. “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2012–2017.” Cisco Blog. Cisco, 29 May 2013.
  7. Kleinhenz, p. 2.
  8. Ohio Telecom Association, p. 8.
  9. Ibid, p. 3.
  10. Ibid, p. 12.