The Digital Divide
A Pew Internet and American Life Project studying who uses broadband at home found that:
Roughly one-quarter -- 27%-- of U.S. adults are not Internet users.
43% of those who don't surf are over the age of 65.
43% have household incomes under $30,000 a year.
In comparison, 85% of households with incomes over $100,000 have broadband at home.
About one-third -- 35% -- of people who do not have high-speed Internet or broadband service said it was because service was too expensive. They said the price would have to drop before they adopted the service.
62% of dial-up users say they are not interested in giving up that connection for broadband. When asked what it would take to get them to switch to broadband, 35% said the price would have to fall.