These data profiles explore the dynamics of a community’s access to broadband, and the ability of our communities to use broadband technology - the two components that help us understand if a “digital divide” exists.

Using 2017 data from the FCC, and data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey, our profiles provide an infrastructure/adoption score, and a socioeconomic score (as a proxy for digital literacy), which help inform an overall “Digital Divide Index Score.”

Special thanks to the Purdue Center for Regional Development for partnering with us to make these profiles available.