In the last decade the number of public-access computers in U.S. libraries has doubled.
That's significant because library computers are generally used by people who don't have one at home and/or can't use one at work. Without library computers, they would have no options, and they would be the equivalent of readers who had no access to books.
But, news reports surfaced today saying that while libraries have increased the number of computers, they have not gotten the band width needed to really work on the Internet.
That surprises me. I guess the issue is money, but no library can afford to shortchange patrons on band width these days.
Here at the Wimberley Village Library, Time Warner Cable just upgraded our Internet service speed, so our access is pretty darn fast.