Survey: 98.9% of public libraries give free internet access

The New York Times reports that almost all of the nation’s public libraries now offer free internet access to visitors. A study conducted by Florida State University researchers found that 98.9 percent of U.S. libraries offer such free connections to the web — a staggering increase from only 21 percent a decade ago. In addition, 18 percent of libraries offer wireless connectivity to visitors with laptop computers. (Note: This site requires registration.)

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