70%, which is the number of American adults who now have high-speed Internet at home, according to the latest numbers from Pew. That’s an increase of 4% from a year ago.
As for lingering barriers to broadband adoption, Pew finds:
The demographic factors most correlated with home broadband adoption continue to be educational attainment, age, and household income. Almost nine in ten college graduates have high-speed internet at home, compared with just 37% of adults who have not completed high school. Similarly, adults under age 50 are more likely than older adults to have broadband at home, and those living in households earning at least $50,000 per year are more likely to have home broadband than those at lower income levels.
Policy implication? We must continue encouraging investment in broadband networks.