The Cost to Connect [INFOGRAPHIC]


While small businesses may not think about their Internet connection until the monthly bill arrives or it slows down their productivity (or worse, stops it altogether), they often depend on it. And with President Obama springing his National Broadband Plan into action, high-speed Internet will become even more pervasive throughout every pocket of the country.

We looked at the current state of broadband for small businesses, including how much the average small business pays for Internet access based on geographic location and where the U.S. ranks globally in terms of the average Internet speed. Click the infographic for an enlarged view.

Infographic by Column Five.