discovering rural america
Attempt to Bridge the Digital Divide
MAY/JUNE 2018 | CAPITOL IDEAS
by Shawntaye Hopkins
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 Associationâ€™s Rural Libraries in the United States: Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs
Discovering Rural America