The Digital Divide

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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.

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