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When it comes to Internet access, Kaua’i is virtually on a par with some of the
on-line hot spots of the United States – and maybe even is a little
According to a U.S. Department of Commerce survey, 51 percent of the
country’s households have a computer. That’s a total of 53.7 million homes. And
41.5 percent of them are patched in to the Internet.
The best estimate on
Kaua’i is that half of everybody living here is wired to the ‘net, either at
home, at school, via libraries or at work. If that’s true, and if a recent
Nielsen survey of household Internet use was expanded to include non-home
access in the statistics, the island would rank among the country’s top 20
Internet markets. That’s how wide the ‘net reaches here. And that’s a good
Lower prices on computers and Internet services have helped more and
more people join the on-line generation. For Kauaians, the easier access
broadens their information horizons and helps connect them to a world that
seems so distant because of geographical separation and time zones.
more, experts say that Internet connection is increasingly important to
economic and educational advancement. Those are areas where Kaua’i industries
and schools already are in tune with the ‘net and can and should be finding
even more ways of using it to its advantage.
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