Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Over 36 percent of rural households with dial-up Internet access do not adopt broadband because it is not available in the area.
3.08% of Hispanics use a broadband (39.74%) or dial up connection (2.98%) at home
According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report, 43,08% of Hispanics use a broadband (39.74%) or dial up connection (2.98%) at home, while 49.31% uses the internet either at home or anywhere.
Some studies indicate that, between 1995 and 2002, even when the Internet was primarily a dial-up medium, ICT was responsible for two-thirds of total growth in productivity, and virtually all of the growth in labor productivity.
Currently, 63 percent of adults have broadband at home, compared to just 7 percent who use dial-up connections, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
61% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 have laptops and 55% have used it to connect to the internet on a wireless network.
68% of college graduates have laptops and 58% have used a laptop to connect using a wireless network.
47% of Americans have laptops, and wireless is by and large the norm for internet access.
Some 80% of laptop users have connected to the internet using a wireless network such as WiFi and 37% have used a longer range wireless broadband connection such as an AirCard. 81% of laptop users have connected wirelessly using one of those means.
23 percent of European homes and businesses using fixed-line broadband, compared with 20 percent in the United States.
Some 43% of broadband users at home connect through cable, 31% by DSL and 23% by fixed wireless, satellite or fiber. Old fashioned dial-up access still accounts for 7% of Web users.
Perceived price seems to play almost as important a role [in whether people subscribe to broadband] as actual price differential; the reality is that broadband is 4 percent cheaper today and the price of dial-up is roughly 9 percent higher than those services were in 2005.