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Internet Usage

The U.S. is among the world leaders of Internet traffic generated per user – no surprise considering our strong customer satisfaction statistics and access choices.

Internet Protocol (IP) traffic has risen exponentially and is anticipated to continue along the same trajectory. The U.S. broadband community is likely to remain among the strongest generators of IP traffic globally.

Industry Statistics   Source
U.S. Internet Protocol Traffic
 Petabytes*/Month
23,443
2015 Cisco VNI
DVD Equivalents/Year 64 billion 2015 USTelecom
Historical Data
Data and Projections by Traffic Type
International Comparison
* 1 Petabyte = 1 trillion Megabytes or 1 billion Gigabytes

Data reflect Cisco VNI February 2017 updates to wireless data.