Homeowners living in Bolingbrook's 60490 zip code are more likely to have home Internet access than village residents living in the 60440 zip code, according to a study.
in Chicago Business' Market Facts study of the likelihood of homes having Internet access shows that
Bolingbrook's west side—the 60490—scored a 135 in Chicago Business' Market Facts study of the likelihood of homes having Internet access. That figure was the highest score for any zip code in Will County.
Bolingbrook's 60440 zip code on the west side scored a 117.
The national average is represented by an index of 100, the study said.
And surfing Facebook or watching YouTube videos may not be the only benefit to being connected to the Internet.
According to a report in National Journal, an expansion of broadband Internet could improve the health of rural Americans through telemedicine, electronic prescriptions, and electronic medical records.
According to the report, other benefits include making administrative work more efficient; providing guidance to paramedics; and helping seniors via in-home monitoring.
Here's how other neighboring communities fared on the Internet study (listed in order of highest score):Community Zip Code Score Bolingbrook 60490 135 Naperville 60564 135 Plainfield 60585 135 Naperville 60565 132 Plainfield 60544 130 Naperville 60540 128 Naperville 60563 125 Lemont 60439 125 Darien 60561 122 Plainfield 60544 119 Woodridge 60517 118 Bolingbrook 60440 117 Romeoville 60446 115