Digital Divisions: Clear Differences Between Broadband And Other Internet Connections

  • October 10, 2005
  • By Susannah Fox
Sixty-eight percent of American adults, or about 137 million people, use the Internet, up from 63 percent one year ago. Thirty-two percent of American adults, or about 65 million people, do not go online, and it is not always by choice. Those who are currently offline have had varying levels of exposure to the online world. One in five American adults say they have never used the Internet or email and do not live in an Internet-connected household. At the other end of the spectrum, 53 percent of home Internet users have high-speed access, creating a new divide among Internet users, according to this report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.