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discovering rural america

Attempt to Bridge the Digital Divide

MAY/JUNE 2018 | CAPITOL IDEAS

by Shawntaye Hopkins

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10%

39%

32.6%

One in 10 rural libraries reported that internet speeds rarely meet patron needs.

39% of rural residents lack access to FCC home broadband standards.

32.6% of rural libraries have a fiber optic broadband connection, and 62.3% of their urban counterparts have this connection.

Source: American Library Association’s Rural Libraries in the United States: Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs

Capitol Ideas | May, June 2018  

Discovering Rural America

Capitol Ideas | May, June 2018  

Discovering Rural America