According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here's a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.
While increased internet adoption and the rise of mobile connectivity have reduced many gaps in technology access over the past decade, for some groups digital disparities still remain
The new normal in the digital age
The new normal in the age of social media
Oregon Broadband: The Power of Adoption
Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie is giving the keynote address at the 16th annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference. The theme of the conference is "Oregon Broadband: The Power of Adoption."
The Perfect People Meter: My Beautiful Fantasy About Understanding Audience in the Digital Age
Lee Rainie will speak to advertising executives and researchers and explore how people use digital technology and how that makes audience measure more complicated than in the past. The good news is that the coming exaflood of data will give everyo...
Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010
Latinos are less likely than whites to access the internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to survey findings from the Pew Hispanic Center.
Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the “Opportunity Online” meeting of the Colorado Public Computer Centers Launch. He discussed the state of broadband adoption, particularly in rural areas, and how it parallels other online revolutions in mobil...
Broadband from Federal Perspectives to Local Impacts
Lee’s speech covers trends in broadband adoption and Project findings about why people do not use broadband. He also explores how those promoting broadband can provide important information about the impact of broadband connections on users.
Home Broadband 2010
Broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010, but growth among African-Americans jumped well above the national average; 53% of Americans do not think affordable broadband should be a government priority.
FCC: Broadband Adoption and Use in America
An FCC survey finds that 78% of adults are internet users and 65% of adults have home broadband connections.
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