An annual poll by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows more-and-more rural state residents are plugged in. The Rural Poll shows differences in capability are based on socio-economic reasons rather than technological access.
The poll, conducted in March and April, found that 91 percent of rural Nebraskans own a cell phone. Three-quarters of poll takers said they use the Internet or e-mail from home. How they use that technology varies significantly among demographics. Younger folks, people with more education and those with higher household incomes were most likely to use the Internet and use their cell phones for activities other than voice calls.
In general, the report found that rural Nebraskans have positive opinions about online learning and education.