Posted by: David | November 10, 2010

Broadband: Lack of Interest + Cost = Lingering Gap

A new report out today from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration provides mountains of updated numbers on who does — and does not — have broadband access at home.

Most surprising to me is that almost half (47%) of those without access say they have no need or interest in having broadband access. By comparison, only 19% cite cost as the major reason. Another 22% reported having no computer or a computer that could not handle broadband.

Too many numbers in this 56-page file to report on, but it deserves a place in everyone’s bookmarks.

Title: Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States

Download (4.2 MB PDF): http://www.esa.doc.gov/DN/

Release: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press/2010/DNII_Release_11082010.html

For more information about broadband access, check out the state by state — and county by county — data at Broadband.Gov.

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