Rural Areas And The Internet
There has been steady penetration of the Internet into rural areas in recent years and more than half of ruraladults -- 52% -- now go online. However, a corresponding rise in thepercentage of urban and suburban residents going online has left apersistent gap between rural areas and the rest of the country. Some 67% ofurban residents and 66% of suburbanites are online. A new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the gapis probably tied to the fact that rural residents as a group earn less andare older than their urban and suburban counterparts.
Thanks to Chris Steins