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Broadband Access and Telemedicine in WNC

What is the state of healthcare and broadband access in Western North Carolina?

Only 3 of the 20 WNC counties were rated as having high broadband adoption rates or the percentage of the population (or households) that subscribes to broadband service.

The 5 main barriers to broadband adoption according to are:

1) Unavailability of broadband
2) Cost and affordability of service
3) Cost of computers, laptops and other devices
4) Digital literacy or lack thereof
5) The internet’s perceived relevancy in a person’s daily life

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