50 mln Americans read news on the Internet

Some 50 mln Americans turn to the internet for news on a typical day, a new highwater mark for online news-gathering that coincides with rapid growth of broadband adoption in American homes. Over the last four years, overall internet penetration rose from 58% of all adult Americans to 70%, and home broadband penetration grew from 20 mln people (or 10% of adult Americans) to 74 mln people (37% of adult Americans), Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Some 50 mln Americans turn to the internet for news on a typical day, a new highwater mark for online news-gathering that coincides with rapid growth of broadband adoption in American homes. Over the last four years, overall internet penetration rose from 58% of all adult Americans to 70%, and home broadband penetration grew from 20 mln people (or 10% of adult Americans) to 74 mln people (37% of adult Americans), Pew Internet & American Life Project.

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