Study: Technology Embraced to Reduce COVID Isolation

Posted on 04/26/21

But 38 million 50+ Americans have no Internet

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But 38 million 50+ Americans have no Internet access and cost is a factor for many.

New research from AARP finds that more older adults (44%) view tech more positively as a way stay connected than before COVID-19. Four out of 5 adults 50 and older now say they rely on technology to stay connected with family and friends.

Yet, the report also found that 15% of adults 50+ do not have access to any type of internet, and 60% say the cost of high-speed internet is a problem. Read more survey results.

This story is provided by AARP Rhode Island. Visit the AARP Rhode Island page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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