The Facts 

Competitive providers serve all 50 states and the District of Columbia, providing broadband and other services to millions of customers through 30 million end-user lines.

 

Competitive providers serve about 25% of business, enterprise and government customers in the U.S.

 

Competitive providers together own millions of miles of fiber.

 

We have invested billions of dollars in America’s telecom infrastructure since 1996.

 

We directly or indirectly employ tens of thousands American workers.

 

Broadband is essential to job growth. For every 1% increase in broadband adoption, the U.S. economy will add 300,000 jobs, according to the Brookings Institution.

 

Competitive providers create nearly 20% more jobs per revenue dollar than incumbent service providers, according to COMPTEL.