By Teya Vitu, Santa Fe New Mexican
Dec 24, 2018

New U.S. Census Bureau data released earlier this month says New Mexico is among the least connected states to broadband in the nation.

New Mexico ranks No. 48, just ahead of Arkansas and Mississippi and one notch below West Virginia, with percentage of households with broadband Internet subscriptions in 2016.

The Census determined 73.7 percent of New Mexico household had broadband connections; the U.S. average was 81.4 percent. Washington state led the nation at 87.4 percent.

“Low broadband internet subscription rates were found in many counties in the upper Plains, the Southwest and South,” the Census wrote in its report.

The website determined 91 percent of New Mexicans can get broadband internet. The website has 81 percent of New Mexico covered by broadband.

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