14 Nov '12, 1am

at lowest $$ levels, #ruralhealth populations are half as likely to be connected to the internet #hcsm #digitaldivide

This report, NTIA's third in the Falling Through the Net series, relies on December 1998 U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau data to provide an updated snapshot of the digital divide. The good news is that Americans are more connected than ever before. Access to computers and the Internet has soared for people in all demographic groups and geographic locations. At the end of 1998, over 40 percent of American households owned computers, and one-quarter of all households had Internet access. Additionally, those who were less likely to have telephones (chiefly, young and minority households in rural areas) are now more likely to have phones at home. (Chart I-1)

Full article: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/legacy/ntiahome/fttn99/execsummar...

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