Economic Brief No. (EB-23) 6 pp

June 2013

Rural Broadband At A Glance, 2013 Edition

Rural Internet and broadband adoption rates still lag behind urban rates in the United States. This report presents data on urban and rural household Internet and broadband subscription rates and explores some of the primary causes for lower rates in rural areas.

Keywords: Rural broadband, Internet access, rural, urban, dial-up, online, Rural Utilities Service, broadband loan program, Community Connect Broadband Grant Program, Connect America Fund

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