Use of Broadband connections at home flat in U.S

In a national survey of Americans between November 30 and December 27, 2009, the Pew Internet & American Life project has found that 60% of American adults use broadband connections at home, a drop from 63% in April 2009.

These latest figures add to a long term picture in Pew Internet Project data that there has been little significant growth in the overall internet user population since 2006.

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Other findings include:

  • 74% of American adults (ages 18 and older) use the internet, a slight drop from our survey in April 2009, which did not include Spanish interviews. At that time Pew found that 79% of English speaking adults use the internet.
  • 55% of American adults connect to the internet wirelessly, either through a WiFi or WiMax connection via their laptops or through their handheld device like a smart phone. This figure did not change in a statistically significant way during 2009.

Read the complete report here. (.pdf file)

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