From a recent report on broadband in Minnesota, some interesting statistics have come out.

  • 85% of Minnesotans have computers
  • 72% of households have broadband service
  • 91% of people use the internet somewhere outside of their home
  • and 26% of people use the internet from their phone, laptop, etc.
  • 4% of Minnesotans don”t have broadband where they live

This jumps to 6% in rural areas, with fewer rural residents requesting it  (6 out of 10 say they don”t want or need it).

Obviously, rural areas are poorly served with broadband – and many other things too. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 5 years in rural areas.

For more information and interesting statistics on broadband use, go to

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