Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with broadband access to the Internet
Baseline: 55.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported having broadband access to the Internet in 2017
Target: 60.8 percent
Most adults in the United States use the internet, but many of them don’t have broadband service at home. There are disparities in home broadband service by race/ethnicity, age, geographic location, education, and income. More hospitals and health systems are using internet-based communication and health care tools, so strategies to increase broadband internet access are important for improving health.