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From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:23:06 -0600
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US government report on the spread of broadband Internet access in the
US between 2001 and 2003. Figures on people with disabilities appear in
a table in the Appendix (the only place where pwd's are mentioned). The
figures are pretty dismal, especially for people of working age who are
not in the labor force-- still a significant majority of pwd's.

John


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John Slatin, Ph.D.
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Subject: [peso-wg] A Nation Online: Entering the Broadband Age


The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
has just released the sixth report examining the use of computers, the
Internet, and other information technology tools by the American people.

Some of the findings include:
The proportion of U.S. households with broadband Internet connections
more than doubled from 9.1 percent in September 2001 to 19.9 percent in
October 2003.  

In 2001, two-thirds of broadband households used cable modem service
(66.4 percent). By October 2003, cable modem households dropped to 56.4
percent and 43.6 percent of broadband households were using other types
of connections. 

A lower percentage of Internet households have broadband connections in
rural areas (24.7 percent) than in urban areas (40.4 percent).  

Rural households with dial-up connections are significantly more likely
than their urban counterparts to list "Not Available" as the reason they
do not have a higher speed Internet connection (22.1 percent to 4.7
percent, respectively).

The full report is available as follows:
In html http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/anol/NationOnlineBroadband04.htm

In Word http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/anol/NationOnlineBroadband04.doc

In pdf http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/anol/NationOnlineBroadband04.pdf

                               Cheers - Jerry
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