Not Everyone in WV Owns a Computer
It seems like everyone owns a computer these days, but a new federal study says that's not the case in West Virginia. Here, about 35 percent of West Virginia households don't own a computer and that's the second-lowest rate in the nation. The study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration also says West Virginia has the eighth-lowest Internet adoption rate. About 59 percent of West Virginia households subscribe to high-speed Internet. The national rate is 70 percent. West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council chairman Dan O'Hanlon told the Charleston Gazette that the state is working to expand high-speed Internet access across West Virginia.