Broadband boosts home values

The study comes out of the UK – but I suspect the same would be found true here as well. MyBroadband News reports…

The results from 733 respondents to ISPreview.co.uk’s latest survey have revealed that the availability of good broadband internet access really can add value to your home

The study found that almost two thirds (69%) of UK internet users would be put off from buying a beautiful new house if it lacked a fast broadband connection and half (50%) would pay more for a house with faster connectivity than they currently owned.

Something to consider at a residential level – but also worth noting on a communtiy level. No one wants to live in a town (never mind move to a town) with inadequate broadband.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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