Glendale makes list of 25 worst-connected cities in America

Dec 19, 2014, 7:42 AM | Updated: 7:43 am

Even though it’s been said we’re living in the age of technology, more than 25 percent of American households still don’t have Internet access, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In fact, some Arizona households are not connected online. Glendale made the list of the 25 worst-connected cities in the country, said Bill Callahan, director of the digital access advocacy group Connect Your Community 2.0.

In a blog post, Callahan explained his methodology. He crunched numbers and ranked cities by two measures of household “nonconnectedness,” the percentage of each city’s households that lacked home Internet access of any kind and the percentage of households that lacked “fixed broadband subscriptions.”

He then made two lists of the best and worst-connected cities. Only one place in Arizona was included, with Glendale ranking No. 21, with 31 percent of residents Internet-free, Callahan said.

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Glendale makes list of 25 worst-connected cities in America