New Study shows High Correlation between Income and Broadband Adoption

…a new analysis of Census data being released Monday by the Commerce Department…found that the percentage of households that connect to the Internet using broadband grew to 63.5 percent in 2009 from 9.2 percent in 2001, reflecting increases across nearly all demographics.

The report ”” prepared by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Economics and Statistics Administration ”” is based on a Census survey of about 54,000 households conducted in October 2009….

Among the major findings:
Ӣ 94.1 percent of households with income exceeding $100,000 subscribed to broadband in 2009, compared with 35.8 percent of households with income of less than $25,000.
Ӣ 84.5 percent of households with at least one college degree subscribed to broadband last year, compared with 28.8 percent of households without a high school degree.

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2 comments on “New Study shows High Correlation between Income and Broadband Adoption

  1. Philip Snyder says:

    Someone actually wasted time and money on this? It would seem intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer that the greater disposable income a family/person has, the more “non-essentials” that person would purchase.

    YBIC,
    Phil Snyder

  2. TomRightmyer says:

    Broadband cable costs $50+ a month, an expense many cannot afford.