We’re #21! Oh wait, that’s not that good.

Crain’s has published rankings of the 25 most wired states and Illinois is #21 in broadband-per-capita. Ironically, there’s better coverage in Illinois for residences than small businesses:

For now, Mr. Zaransky must share a T-1 line with 12 other tenants of his building at 4055 W. Peterson Ave. The line provides access at speeds barely faster than dial-up. He sends large files from his home in suburban Forest Park, where he has full broadband access. “It’s a productivity cost,” he says. “It takes a lot of time. I have to take them home, unload them from home.”

(via isen.blog)

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