US Census Bureau finds stark rural-urban broadband divide

The latest American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau reinforces how stark the digital divide is between urban and rural areas. Among counties where fewer than 60% of homes lacked broadband internet subscriptions, 88% were mostly or completely rural. Lack of access was also associated with household income; in the average county with a median household income below $50,000, about 65% of households had broadband internet, compared to 76% of households in the average county with median household income of $50,000 or more.

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