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This article attempts to present the availability and use of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in rural areas. The theoretical part defines the determinants of digital and information exclusion to emphasize the fact that the mere access to ICTs is becoming a decreasingly discriminating factor. Much bigger differences are arising between users who have the necessary expertise and know how to use the technology in a manner that benefits them and those who do not have it. The empirical part analyses data from 2010 - 2014 provided by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) in order to present changes in terms of access to computers and the Internet and the use of Internet communication services in rural areas. The paper uses a descriptive method and details are presented in tabular format.

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