Oklahoma’s orphanage system is the only one in the United States that doesn’t provide internet access to residents, the Associated Press reported.
The state has the highest rate of internet use of any of the state’s 67 counties.
In contrast, the state has some of the lowest rates of internet usage among the 50 largest counties in the US, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Oklahoma Department of Health says more than one-quarter of Oklahoma households have no internet access.
It’s a problem because the state struggles to keep up with a growing demand for social services.
Oklahoma residents are among the highest users of the internet in the country, according a report by the nonprofit organization Broadband Now.
The organization said more than 20% of adults have an internet connection, compared to around 11% in the states average.
Some communities in Oklahoma are facing higher rates of homelessness than others.
Some of the most populous communities are located in the city of Tulsa, home to Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City News reported.
Oklahoma City is home to more than 1.8 million people, which is more than the population of the United Kingdom.
It has a median household income of $65,600.
The city also has more than 400 homeless people, including more than a half a million children.