Average monthly US Internet data use increased by 27% in 2019

The average monthly Internet data use in the US increased by 27 percent in 2019, according to OpenVault. The median monthly Internet use in 2020 is expected to pass 250 gigabyte for the first time in 2020, with at least 12% of subscribers expected to use more than 1 terabyte of data per month.

Despite increased data use, many in the United States still don’t have a wired broadband subscription. According to the most recent Census Bureau data, only two-thirds (68.8 percent) of people in the US have a wired broadband subscription (cable, fiber optic, or DSL). For households earning $20,000 a year or less, 41 percent do not have a broadband Internet subscription and for households earning between $20,000 and $75,000, 18 percent do not have a broadband Internet subscription.

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OVBI: Median broadband usage on pace to surpass 250 gb per month in 2020 (Open Vault, Feb. 11, 2020)

Average U.S. Broadband Consumer's Monthly Data Use Surged 27% in 2019 to 340 GB (Next TV, February 2020) 

CWA to FCC: Broadband is not being deployed in a timely fashion (Speed Matters, Dec. 16, 2019)