Updated maps show no-broadband majorities in most Cleveland and Detroit neighborhoods

About two-thirds of Census tracts in the cities of Cleveland and Detroit had fewer than 40% of their households served by fast DSL or cable Internet connections at the end of 2014, according to data filed with the Federal Communication Commission by Internet providers and mapped by CYC 2.0.

The FCC’s most recent release of Census tract data from providers’ semi-annual Form 477 reports shows that 119 out of Cleveland’s 175 tracts had fixed residential broadband subscriptions (which would include DSL, cable or non-mobile satellite Internet) equal to between 0% and  40% of their households. 185 of Detroit’s 291 tracts were in the same situation.The updated data, published on the FCC website in April, is current for December 2014. The numbers cited are for “fixed residential broadband connections” with download speeds of 3 megabits per second (mbps) or more.

Earlier maps of Form 477 data for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County