Report: 18% of Worcester...

Report: 18% of Worcester residents have no internet access

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WORCESTER, Mass. — The City of Worcester is wading into a battle over broadband service after years of what residents say has been spotty service, with internet deserts making school and work a daily struggle.

According to a recent report by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, which cited census data, 18% of Worcester residents have no access to the internet, while 33% do not have access to broadband or high-speed internet.

“There are health impacts. There are job impacts. Most of what we do requires internet access,” said Worcester School Committee member Tracy Novik.

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