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Disparity in broadband uptake between urban and rural households

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Ensuring adequate access to communications infrastructures in all geographic areas is essential to bridging connectivity divides arising due to country size, topology and population density, among other factors. This indicator measures the disparity in broadband uptake between urban and rural households. It reflects the share of households that have purchased subscriptions to fixed line (DSL, cable, fibre, satellite, terrestrial fixed wireless or other fixed wired technologies) or mobile broadband services of 256 Kbps advertised speed or more, and it is calculated as the share of urban households with broadband Internet access minus the share for rural households.

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