Public News Service reports on urban/rural divide in Minnesota. Broadband comes up…
When it comes to additional challenges, Wolter noted broadband internet access still is a key problem in rural areas, especially due to infrastructure gaps. But she said affordably is a problem that’s occurring all over.
“Low-income households, or even just lower-income households, are much less likely to have internet access,” Wolter stated.
According to the report, in households with income of $20,000 or less, nearly half in all Greater Minnesota regions and 40% in the Twin Cities have no internet subscription at home. Wolter added that’s a major obstacle at a time when many students are doing distance learning because of the pandemic.