Facts and Figures About Rural Households With Internet Service

Last Updated: November 19, 2013

This article appeared in the November 2013 Rural Policy Matters.

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Question: What percentage of rural households has an Internet subscription?

Answer: In 2010, 62% of households in nonmetro counties had an internet subscription of some kind (dial-up or broadband), compared to 73% of households in metro counties.

(Source: USDA Rural Broadband At a Glance, 2013 Edition, www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eb-economic-brief/eb23.aspx)

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