Watching YouTube videos, downloading large pictures or communicating over webcams likely are not part of your daily home life if you live in Southwest Virginia -- so says new research. The households in 25 Virginia counties that make up the Roanoke/Lynchburg designated market area ended last in a ranking of 79 U.S. markets for broadband use, according to New York-based Scarborough Research. Only 29 percent of the adults in the market have high-speed Internet connections in their homes, according to the report compiled from August 2006 to September 2007. The findings, which showed broadband use quadrupling nationwide from 2002 to 2007, shed a contrasting light on Roanoke's 2006 designation as the top digital city for its population size and Blacksburg's title as most-wired city in the world in the 1990s.
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