Broadband Connection Highs and Lows Across Rural America

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The highest percentage of rural broadband connections cluster in recreation counties and areas with large farms and ranches.


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There are patterns in the Census data. The most urban states have the most farms with broadband connection. Also, states with large farms also have a high percentage of operations with high speed connections. Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas are all well above the national average of broadband connection.

The 50 purely rural counties with the highest percentage of farms having broadband connections are a mixture of recreation counties and counties with serious agricultural interests. (See the chart below.)