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Access to internet services has become a critical component to people’s livelihoods, impacting education, work, and health, among other realms of life. The need for people and organizations to rapidly adapt to the challenges caused by the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has underscored the importance of access to broadband, given K-12 schools and colleges shifting to remote learning, people needing to work from home, and increased reliance on telehealth services. Additionally, people are attempting to use these technologies for social support and cultural interactions. This Population Brief reports on household broadband subscriptions in Mississippi to identify spaces and groups that may have limited opportunities to adapt to changing needs in the pandemic.

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