A Connect Florida report reveals that 28 percent of Florida residents do not subscribe to broadband at home, placing them at an economic disadvantage. The report also shows that the majority of low-income residents in the Sunshine State are without broadband at home, which places them at a disadvantage to access and keep up with essential online resources, social services and employment and educational opportunities. “The broadband adoption gap affects us all – it affects the economic future of our communities, it affects the education of our children, and it affects the economy’s potential for job growth,” said Tom Koutsky, chief policy counsel for Connect Florida’s parent organization Connected Nation , in a news release. “But there are no simple solutions to what is a multifaceted problem. Our state-based research into the demographic, economic, and digital skill barriers to adoption is a crucial first step that will help government and communities tailor and target effective broadband adoption solutions.” Connect Florida’s Residential Broadband Adoption survey report shows the main barriers for adoption are cost, digital skills and relevance.