This story has been updated.

Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents aren’t served by a high-speed internet connection (which the FCC considers 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload). And several thousand locations across the state still lack a broadband connection of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

Within the next five years, the state expects to receive more than $140 million in federal funds to expand broadband infrastructure.

In a recent study, researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia found that workers with computers and broadband internet at home are more likely to participate in the labor force than those without that level of access. Broadband connectivity also correlates to higher levels of household income, studies have shown.

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This story was updated to clarify that high-speed internet meets the FCC’s standard of “served” at 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload. Broadband is currently defined as speeds of 20 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.