Only 48% of high-school graduates have broadband

Among those with household incomes less than $40,000, 57% are grouped as having low-access to the Internet and 43% are high-access. Among those in households earning $40,000 and up, 19% are low-access and 81% are high-access, according to the Pew Internet Project. By education: half of those with at most a high school degree (52%) are low-access, while only 18% of those with a college degree fall into the category. By race and ethnicity: African-Americans are much more likely to be low-access: 48% have such limited access, compared with 52% who have high-access.

% of group in each category Total Low-access No Access Dial-up only High-access
Income < $40,000 57% 39% 18% 43%
Income $40,000+ 19% 9% 10% 81%
High School diploma or less 52% 39% 13% 48%
Some college 29% 15% 14% 71%
College degree or more 18% 7% 11% 82%
African-Americans 48% 32% 16% 52%
Generation Y (Age 18-30) 20% 9% 12% 80%
Generation X (31-42) 21% 10% 11% 79%
Baby Boomers (43-61) 36% 21% 15% 64%
Matures (62-71) 61% 44% 17% 39%
After Work (72+) 80% 71% 9% 20%