Home Broadband Adoption 2009
Strong growth among senior citizens and rural residents has pushed the number of Americans with high-speed internet connections to 63%, up from 55% in 2008. But African Americans experienced their second consecutive year of below-average broadband adoption growth.
Generations Online in 2009
Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the “Net Generation,” internet users in their twenties do not dominate every aspect of online life. Gen X is the most likely to shop, bank and look for health information online. And larger percentages of older generations are doing many more activities online.
Stimulating Broadband: If Obama Builds It, Will They Log on?
Investment in broadband has become part of the broader discussion about President Obama’s economic stimulus package; Pew Internet Project surveys suggest that expanding access may take longer than some advocates anticipate.
Home Broadband Adoption 2008
Even as many broadband users opt for premium services, access stalls among low-income Americans
Fast, Mobile Internet Access Adds to Privacy Problems
Many Americans are jumping into the participatory Web without considering all the privacy implications.
Why We Don’t Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.
Many key questions about the information society require fine-grained, publicly available data about broadband deployment and use at the local level — but government agencies need more help in gathering it.
Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About?
The impacts of high-speed connections extend beyond access to information to active participation in the online commons.
Why it will Be Hard to Close the Broadband Divide
The U.S. trails behind many countries in adopting broadband but narrowing the gap will be difficult.
A new joint report from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that low levels of education and limited English ability largely explain the gap in internet use between Hispanics and non-Hispanics living in the U.S.
Home Broadband Goes Mainstream
The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.