Two out of three Americans have access to broadband internet

The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically in the United States over the last year according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The researchers found that two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009.

Four out of Five Canadians logged on to the net in 2009

In 2009, four out of five (80%) Canadians aged 16 and older or 21.7 million people logged onto the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007, according to Industry Canada’s 2009 Canadian Internet Use Survey.

The survey, which was conducted in November of 2009, asked more than 23,000 Canadians aged 16 years and over about their Internet use, including shopping, for the previous 12 months.

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.