A report by the Census Bureau, Internet use has tripled between 1997 and 2007.
62% percent of U.S. households used the Internet from home in 2007, 18% did so in 1997.
Among those who used the Internet in 2007, 82% did so using a high speed connection. Only 17% use dial-up.
The rapid growth of broadband shows how quickly a ubiquitous technology, such as dial-up, you ruled the world in the time line in 1990 would become obsolete, said Morton O’Kelly, chairman of the State University Ohio’s geography department.
• Mississippi and West Virginia has some of the lowest rates of Internet use in 2007 – around 52%. Alaska and New Hampshire, where people live in a handful of cities are among the highest, 76.1% and 74.6% respectively.
• For people over 25 and a bachelor’s degree, 87% use the Internet.
• People without a high school diploma: 19%.
• 69% of whites lived in a household with Internet use, so did 73% of Asians, 51% of blacks and 48% of Hispanics.
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