Ohio leads the broadband usage way

If you're looking for a state where broadband usage is on the rise, look no further than Ohio.

A new report issued by Connect Ohio illustrated that 62 percent of the state's residents had broadband compared with 55 percent in 2009. What's more, Ohio ranks higher than the national average of 60 percent of adults that have a broadband Internet connection in their home.

Although Tom Fritz, Executive Director for Connect Ohio, said that while he's "pleased by the increases in technology and broadband adoption numbers across the state," still "1.6 million adults across the state still don't have access to a home computer."

Perhaps not surprisingly, suburban areas had the highest percentage of computer ownership and broadband access, where 85 percent of surveyed residents had a computer and 72 percent had a broadband subscription. However, only 77 percent of respondents in rural areas owned a computer and 54 percent had broadband access.   

For more:
- see the report
- Columbus Business First has this article

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