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Home Broadband Adoption 2007 July 30, 2007

Posted by Michael Sensiba in Broadband.
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How our patrons are accessing the internet…


Summary of Findings

  • 47% of all adult Americans have a broadband connection at home as of early 2007, a five percentage point increase from early 2006.
  • Among individuals who use the internet at home, 70% have a broadband while 23% use dialup.
  • Home broadband adoption in rural areas, now 31%, continues to lag high speed adoption in urban centers and suburbs.
  • Internet usage in rural areas also trails the national average; 60% of rural adults use the internet from any location, compared with the national average of 71%.
  • 40% of African Americans now have a broadband connection at home, a nine percentage point increase from early 2006.
  • Since 2005, the percentage of African American adults with a home broadband connection has nearly tripled, from 14% in early 2005 to 40% in early 2007.


These findings come from a survey of 2,200 adult Americans conducted in February and March of 2007.


From Pew Internet & American Life Project.

See full report at: http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Broadband%202007.pdf