States with the highest percentage of households with a broadband internet subscription, 2016

Aug. 28, 2018
More than 81 percent of U.S. households have broadband internet subscriptions, the Census Bureau says

Broadband internet access is critical for schools that seek to provide students with the knowledge and resources that can be found online. 

The Federal Communications Commission says 88 percent of U.S. schools meet the agency's short-term connectivity goal of 100 Mbps per 1,000 users.

But to take full advantage of the information and insights available on the World Wide Web, students also need for the internet to be available at their homes.

Broadband internet access at home has become the norm in the United States—81.4 percent of households had broadband internet subscriptions in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,'s 2016 American Community Survey

But access varies from state to state, from a high of 87.4 percent in Washington state to a low of 70.7 percent in Mississippi.

Here are the states with the highest percentage of household with a broadband internet subscription.

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