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From Wall Street to Main Street, the broadband industry plays a critical role in American life. By both creating new jobs and simplifying the job-search process, broadband has had a positive impact on employment for Americans nationwide.

The tremendous capital investment in network infrastructure has generated thousands of jobs in both the information and communications technology (ICT) and non-ICT industries. The data demonstrates broadband’s status as a source of inspiration that can help drive U.S. innovation, competitiveness and prosperity even through challenging economic times.

On an individual level, broadband has facilitated the average job search. Access to job listings, the resume submission process, and comparative salary analysis are just a few examples of the information-exchange broadband provides.

Industry Statistics   Source
Broadband-Enabled Jobs
Employment in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industries and ICT-Related Occupations in Non-ICT Industries (million of jobs)
10.8 million
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
ICT Industries
6.3 million
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
Broadband Industries - Wireline, Cable, Wireless, Reseller, Satellite
910 thousand
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
Other Industries
5.4 million
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
ICT-Related Occupations in Non-ICT Industries
4.5 million
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
Detailed Breakout
 
Broadband and ICT Mean Wage Comparison      
ICT Industries (6.3 million jobs)
52% over national average
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
Broadband Industry (910,000 jobs)
33% over national average
Mid 2010
USTelecom, BLS
Broadband Industry Detail
Employment Analysis Methodology