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REPORT SHOWS RURAL RESIDENTS LESS LIKELY TO ACCESS INTERNET THAN URBAN HOUSEHOLDS
U Of Illinois' Ag Document Center reports:

The 2013 edition of "Rural broadband at a glance" from the U. S. Department of Agriculture shows that rural households are still less likely to subscribe to the Internet than are urban households.

By 2010, only 62 percent of U. S. rural households and farms had home subscriptions to the Internet, compared with 73 percent of urban households.

"Broadband internet connections...are not available as often, nor used as readily by rural households as by urban households," according to the report. Forty-two percent of online rural households without broadband report that broadband service is not available to them. Twenty-seven percent indicate that it is "too expensive" and 26 percent said "not needed, not interested."

You can read the report here.


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