Report

Home Broadband Adoption 2008

  • July 02, 2008
  • By John B. Horrigan

The Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that some 55% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, up from 47% who had high-speed access at home last year at this time. Poorer Americans saw no growth in broadband adoption in the past year while at the same time nearly one-third of broadband users pay more to get faster connections.

From the March 2006 to March 2007 timeframe, home broadband adoption grew from 42% of Americans to 47%.

The rate from March 2007 to April 2008 was 17%; this compares to the 12% growth rate from March 2006 to March 2007. It is also worth noting that the April 2008 number for broadband adoption at home is little changed from the 54% figure from the Pew Internet Project's December 2007 survey.

With growth in broadband at home, now just 10% of Americans have dial-up internet connections at home.

Read the full report Home Broadband Adoption 2008 on the Pew Internet & American Life Project Web site.