Study: Alaska has high rate of Internet access

Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY - When it comes to Internet access, a new study shows Alaska has the second highest rate in the nation.

The U.S. Census Bureau report released Wednesday said more than 78 percent of Alaskans lived in a household with Internet access in 2007, the most recent data available.

New Hampshire had the highest rate of Internet access at 82.6 percent, followed by Alaska, Massachusetts (76.3), Washington (75.7) and Vermont (75.2).

The lowest percentage is Mississippi (52.8 percent), West Virginia (56.5), Alabama (55.3) and Arkansas (55.4).

The report places the national average at 67 percent of people with access to the Internet in their homes.

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