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Data in the News

The Data in the News Series looks at current events through the lens of data. We look at interesting quantifiable trends, find new and sometimes spurious correlations, and analyze data-based claims made by politicians and public figures.

Comparing Average Internet Speeds in Major California Cities

Welcome to our series of internet service provider comparisons by location. Today we're diving deep into the data behind California ISPs. One of the most technologically savvy states in the country, it's no wonder California has huge demand for internet. First, let's...

The Most Underserved Cities & States for Internet in America

You probably can't remember the last time you went without access to the internet for a whole week. It's become such an integral part of our lives, for business and pleasure, that we've started to think of internet connectivity as our inalienable right more than an...

70% of People Regret Switching Internet Service Providers

Report findings: 70% of consumers regret switching ISPs 51% of consumers try to switch in order to save money A large percentage of people feel scammed after the promotional deal runs out Cities and regions with more available competition make for happier ISP...

Comparing Average Internet Speeds in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

Welcome to our bi-weekly series where we analyze average internet speeds in a clustered region in the United States. Today, we're looking at three states in the upper-left corner of the United States: Washington, Oregon and Idaho, known most commonly as the Pacific...

Trump's Budget for the Wall is $25B Too Small (7x)

Last updated by Ryan Whitacker on March 17, 2017. Americans: prepare to get out your wallets to pay Uncle Sam. After sifting through Trump's budget proposal, Reuters recently reported  Trump "wants Congress to shell out $1.5 billion for the border wall with Mexico in...