Source: Wired Magazine article
North Carolina has the lowest rate of home broadband reach in the country. In the town of Raeford, NC nearly 40 percent of households lack internet.
Nationwide, 41 percent of people covered by Medicare don’t have an internet-capable computer or smartphone at home, according to a recent paper coauthored by Eric L. Roberts and Ateev Mehrotra, of Harvard Medical School. Black and Latinx elderly people were less likely to have internet access than white people, the authors reported, and people who have lower incomes, are enrolled in Medicaid, or have a disability were also less likely to have access to the internet.