2015 Census: “Fixed broadband” in only half of Cleveland, Detroit households

Last Thursday the Census released its 2015 American Community Survey One Year Estimates, which includes household Internet data for cities with more than 65,000 residents.

According to the new ACS data, only 52% of Cleveland households and just 46% of Detroit households had “fixed broadband” Internet connections in 2015.

Cleveland’s 2015 percentage was third lowest among all U.S. cities with 50,000 or more households.  Detroit’s was dead last.

“Fixed broadband” includes cable, DSL, fiber and satellite Internet services — that is, everything but mobile devices and dial-up modems. About 71% of all U.S. households had fixed broadband access last year.

We’ll have more on the new ACS data soon.