c/net: More than half of rural Americans say it’s hard to access high-speed internet

EXCERPT: “Access to high-speed internet is still a struggle in rural communities. Fifty-eight percent of rural Americans said it’s difficult to access fast internet in their communities, according to a blog post published by the Pew Research Center on Monday. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of rural adults see this as a major problem, while 34 percent see it as a minor problem. Trouble accessing high-speed internet cuts across economic divides in rural areas. A fifth of adults whose households earn less than $30,000 a year and almost a quarter (23 percent) of those whose annual income is $75,000 or more said high-speed internet is difficult to get. Differences in educational background weren’t a factor either.” FULLSTORY: https://cnet.co/2Mqg8qN