Growth in the overall number of people owning home computers and connecting to the Internet is substantially up from 2002. Ownership of a home computer in rural Minnesota was estimated at 65% in 2003, up from 60% in 2002. And of those who reported owning a home computer, 88% report being connected to the Internet, up from 78% in 2002.
In addition, approximately half (49.4%) of all households reporting a dial-up connection in their home also reported that they have tried a broadband connection before. Approximately one in four (27%) report having tried a broadband connection at work; 15% report using a broadband connection at a friend or relative’s home; and the remainder reported trying a broadband connection somewhere else. Still, 50.6% of dial-up users reported never having experienced a broadband connection. For more, access the full report here.
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