Charting the digital divide

I started playing with some of the broadband data released today by the Communication Workers of America to get a rough picture of the US digital divide:

Source: CWA

In some places, the upstream digital divide is especially striking. In Maine and West Virginia, 3.5 Mb/s and 4.5 Mb/s downstream isn’t that bad for a lot of people’s purposes. But only half a meg up looks meager, especially considering that upstream speeds in parts of New England are on par with downstream speeds in parts of the plains.

By the way, Maine is still in New England, right?

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