Census report ranks Utah no. 1 in internet connectivity

By Joey Ferguson

Salt Lake City — Utahns are more connected to the Internet than any other state in the nation, according to a recent U.S. Census report .

In the Beehive State, only 7.5 percent of individuals aged three years and older had no computer and Internet connectivity in their home in 2011. That’s less than half the national average of 15.9 percent.

This makes the state the lowest in the nation for individuals without connectivity.

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Google recently announced it will be adding fiber connectivity to every home in Provo, which is a hub for many tech companies in the state.

The internet giant will provide free basic internet to every home in the city and will have plans that offer gigabit speeds.

“Economic development is kind of a given,” said Provo Mayor John Curtis in an interview. “This spurs so much creativity and energy. [Google Fiber] ignites a community.”

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