Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in.
Overall, 84% of U.S. households own a computer, and 73% have a computer with a broadband connection to the internet.
Among the regions where the highest share of households have broadband connections are relatively small but college-heavy metro areas such as:
- Boulder (85%)
- Lawrence, Kan. (83%)
- State College, Pa. (81%)