This factsheet presents estimates of access to internet services for low-income families, as well as differences by demographic characteristics and geography. Key takeaways include:
- More than 1 in 6 poor persons have no internet access.
- Persons living in nonmetropolitan areas have less access to the Internet than those in metropolitan areas.
- Internet access is less common among older poor persons.
- Access to the internet among poor persons varies across states.
More information on providing virtual case management in human services programs may be found on the Virtual Case Management landing page.
- 1) Virtual Case Management Considerations and Resources for Human Services Programs: https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/virtual-case-management
- 2) Using Telehealth to Identify and Manage Health and Substance Use DIsorder Conditions in Rural Areas: https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/using-telehealth-identify-and-manage-health-and-substance-use-disorder-conditions-rural-areas
- 3) Advances in Telehealth: https://aspe.hhs.gov/advances-telehealth
- 4) Improving Human Services Using Virtual Technical Assistance: https://aspe.hhs.gov/virtual-technical-assistance
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