A recent study commissioned by FCC into the state of internet in USA show that there is a heavy disparity between the rural and urban areas when it comes to internet connectivity. Here are some of the statistics from the study
Total number of American households : 117 million
Number of households with NO internet : 45 million
Number of households on dialup connection : 13 million
Percent of American households with no broadband access : 49%
Considering the broadband stimulus plan will only offer around $7.4 billion, it is estimated that 40 million households will lack broadband access even by 2014 – a major portion of them in rural USA.