This report highlight the relationship between poor access to high speed internet and poor health outcomes in Washignton state. Census Tracts with poor access to broadband services, are experiencing significantly higher mortality rates. Broadband access has been shown to be a proxy for socio economic status and education level, which directly impact health outcomes. However, access to broadband is such a basic and critical component of our daily life that improved access to this service and educating the population on how to benefit from it will likely have a direct impact on improved access to care, access to information, and consequently on improved health outcomes.
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