Mississippi Lags in Internet Access

In a report released yesterday, Mississippi has the lowest rate of Internet access in the U.S., with 52.8 percent of households connected. The report, from the U.S. Census Bureau, shows data from 2007, the most recent data available, according to WREG in Memphis.

Nationwide, 62.5 percent of households were connected, up 18 percent from 1997, the first year the Bureau collected connection data. Mississippi has also seen a rise in household Internet use since 2003, when only 39.5 were connected.


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