This map shows big differences depending on where you live.

The FCC today eliminated net neutrality rules that required internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. But for many Americans, access to the internet has long been unequal.

The dark blue on the map below represents areas where access to high-speed internet is lowest. The lighter colors represent greater internet access. In a number of places in the U.S., especially in the South, more than a third of the population doesn’t have access to high-speed internet at home, according to mapping company Esri, which constructed this map using data from market research firm GfK MRI.

Use the search bar to look up access rates in your area.

As it stands, most counties in the U.S. don’t have access to more than one high-speed internet provider, meaning that you’re most likely stuck with a single service provider, whether you like their service or not.


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Author: Rani Molla

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