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Report Says Approximately 20% Of US Internet Users Can’t Stream HD Video

Internet access is a luxury for thoseAmericans whose income is low and for which they can’t afford. But the irony is while U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to put broadband in every home and the FCC has embarked on an ambitious project to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the United States. At that time we found that according to a report form video hosting and analytics startup Wistia, nearly 20% of all Internet users in the U.S. are unable to watch HD video over their existing internet connections.


HD Distribution By State

The United States ranks 28th in the world in average Internet connection speed. While at one side Ireland has decided to bring minimum 30 Mbps Internet speed for all citizen and the other side leading cable and internet provider Time Warner Cable is planning to bring 1Gbps bandwidth to customers in New York City via expanding fiber network.

Overall Distribution Of US Download Speeds

But according to a report the US isn’t making significant progress in building a faster network. Besides according to Wistia’s report/study, approximately 18 percent of Americans are unable to stream high definition video because of poor download speeds. But US netizens are supposed to get minimum 2 Mbps download speed to receive a high definition video stream.

But Wistia representatives found that not only netizens of rural areas, but also companies and large organizations have lack of HD streaming capabilities. By analyzing the download speed of Internet at Wistia’s office and at 25 large organizations, the team found that 25.6% of viewers at major organizations can’t see HD video without buffering.

Percentage Of Non-HD Capable Views From Large Organizations

Source : Wistia
Thanks To : The Next Web

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