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Digital Infrastructure

Fiber optic cable has been laid along the rail lines across the country, with many rail lines running through Illinois. Illinois has the third highest concentration of optic fiber in the nation, with 7.96 terabytes of capacity.

That has put Illinois at the center of the nation’s broadband infrastructure and has made Illinois an attractive destination for data centers.  It has also earned Illinois a spot on the list of the “States with Most Broadband Access” put out by the White House in 2013. 

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