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Digital Divide Stats
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APRIL 11, 2000

Percent of U.S. Households with a Computer:
Across all income levels, Asian-Americans lead. But surprisingly, Native Americans and white Americans are at the same level, with Native Americans having a slightly higher rate in the $15,000 - $34,999 income bracket. More Money = More Computer Ownership.
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Percent of U.S. Persons Using the Internet;
While lagging behind Asian-Americans and whites, Native Americans still have higher Internet usage rates then other minorities.
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Phones in Indian Country:
Phone access varies widely, underscoring the need for each tribe and community to develop its own plan. Here are some stats for selected reservations, showing percentage of homes without a telephone.
 
St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, NY 15.9% Acoma Pueblo, NM 30.0% Fort Belknap Reservation, MT 43.1% Fort Apache Reservation, AZ 64.5% Navajo Nation 81.6%  
Source: Native Networking: Telecommunications and Information Technology in Indian Country. The Benton Foundation. 1999.

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