Figure 4: Public Library Outlet Maximum Speed of Public Access Internet

In 2007, the largest percentage of connected public library branches have connection speeds between 769 kbps and 1.5 mbps (32.9%) which is comparable to the 34.4% reported in 2006. There was a slight increase over 2006 in the number of public library branches with connection speeds greater than 1.5 mbps. However, it should be noted that 12.9% of public library branches reported not knowing the speed of connection available at their outlets, which affects the data for each additional category. The survey team has updated the bandwidth questions for the Fall 2007 survey in an attempt to reduce the number of those outlets not knowing this information.


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