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The 9 college towns that lead in high-speed Internet use

At the crossroads of high-speed Internet access and a well-educated workforce — two key draws for employers and employees alike — stands Corvallis, OR.

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 89 percent of people in Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, used high-speed Internet service in 2013. That’s the highest percentage for any metro area in the U.S.

Other college towns weren’t far behind Corvallis, though. Here are the top nine college-town metro areas in the U.S. for use of high-speed Internet service in 2013.

1. Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University

Oregon State University campus

School: Oregon State University
High-speed Internet use: 89%

2. Boulder, CO

University of Colorado

University of Colorado campus

School: University of Colorado
High-speed Internet use: 87.9%

3. Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas

University of Kansas campus

School: University of Kansas
High-speed Internet use: 87.6%

4. Provo, UT

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University campus

School: Brigham Young University
High-speed Internet use: 87.1%

5. Mankato, MN

Minnesota State University

Minnesota State University campus

School: Minnesota State University
High-speed Internet use: 86.1%

6. Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Iowa State University campus

School: Iowa State University
High-speed Internet use: 86%

7. Burlington, VT

University of Vermont

University of Vermont campus

School: University of Vermont
High-speed Internet use: 85.8%

8. Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa

University of Iowa campus

School: University of Iowa
High-speed Internet use: 85.8%

9. Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan

University of Michigan campus

School: University of Michigan
High-speed Internet use: 85.7%

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