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[Forbes] U.S. Broadband Users Are Mostly White, College Grads Under 50 Making At Least $50,000

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2013/08/26/u-s-broadband-users-are-mostly-white-college-grads-under-50-making-at-least-50000/
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About 70 percent of U.S. adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home, while 3 percent go online using dial-up connections, according to the latest survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

“We’ve consistently found that age, education, and household income are among the strongest factors associated with home broadband adoption,” said Kathryn Zickuhr, lead author of the report, which was published today. “Many dial-up users cite cost and access as the main reasons they don’t have broadband, but for adults who don’t use the Internet at all, a lack of interest is often the main issue.”

Here are seven other talking points from the survey, which is based on interviews with more than 2,200 U.S.adults in May.
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Of interest are the charts



In many of the urban areas I think dial-up isn't even offered. (DSL replaces dial-up)

The second chart shows desktops dropping very low in ownership % , being overtaken by laptops.

It's pretty flawed: White , Black, Hispanic are the only options. What about Mixed Race, Asian /Pacific Islanders and Native Americans/Alaska Natives?
Edited by AlphaC - 8/28/13 at 6:28pm
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Pretty useless demographic.

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“We’ve consistently found that age, education, and household income are among the strongest factors associated with home broadband adoption,”

Who would of guessed that young adults like to use their phones/laptops to browse the internet?

Education attainment doesn't really mean much either. More then likely the people who can AFFORD to continue their education, have the money to spend on phones and laptops.

Not sure why they put race in there, when its basically even.

Lastly, not surprised that the mobile market is beating the desktop market. Most people don't need bulky pc's. Both of my parents have laptops that they use for work. Same with friends. Just for school, light gaming, internet etc.
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What a "duh" article, but who are these 3% of people that still slog along via dial-up? Somewhat surprised that laptops had the greatest percentage increase in ownership, as reflected in the second graph. 27% is very robust growth, especially for a relatively mature market segment.
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Someone's just looking for click traffic here, this is just stupid and pointless. Maybe their next research project will show that people that drive cars tend to have a driver's license and insurance, and those with higher-paying jobs have nicer cars with better insurance policies... rolleyes.gif
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