Want more jobs in the US? Get rural broadband

Here’s an interesting bit of geographic news from the USDA – rural counties with broadband tend to have more jobs and those jobs are better paying.  Another fascinating finding is that households above the same income level tend to have broadband.  Rural-urban differences become non-existant above a certain level.  There are also some regional differences, with the south east unsuprisingly being behind the times relative to the rest of the US.  The article contains a link to the full report if you want to check the nitty gritty.  To me the whole report highlights the critical importance of our rural areas adopting broadband and doing so quickly.