Thursday, November 22, 2007

80% of Americans Use the Web Daily

Happy Thanksgiving readers.

A Harris Interactive poll finds that 80% of all adult US citizens regularly use the Internet.  Almost 200 million Americans spend an average of 11 hours a week online.  The demographics of online Americans are beginning to mirror our population in general.  With broadband penetration nearing 50% of the population, a little over 30% are still using dial-up and mobile phones as a way to access the Internet.

This upward trend demonstrates the pervasiveness of the Internet in American life.  As more people have access to the Internet from multiple rooms in their homes, office, and even on-the-go, this number will increase further;  thereby, driving the need for greater bandwidth and innovative applications. 

I am writing this article from my over 65 year old mother-in-laws home connected to FiOS.  Nine percent of people in this age group are regular Internet users representing 16% of the total population.

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