Report: Russell County trailing state, national percentages of homes with broadband

Data from the U.S. Census shows that Russell County is trailing the state and national percentages of homes with a broadband internet subscription.

The census data reports that from 2017-2021, just over 75 percent of Russell County households have a broadband internet subscription.

In Kentucky, that number is 83.6 percent and in the United States, that number is 87 percent.

The census data also shows 84 percent of Russell County households have a computer in the home, which lags behind the state at about 90 percent and nationally at about 93 percent.

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