68 percent of households have broadband

More than 68 percent of Americans have high-speed broadband access, according to a government report. However, that percentage fluctuates based on education, race, family and location.

More than 68 percent of Americans have high-speed broadband access, according to a report from the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. However, that percentage fluctuates based on education and location.

The stats come as the NTIA released its national broadband map, a searchable database of Internet connectivity by location. The Digital Nation report has a few key factoids to consider:

  • People with college degrees adopt broadband at triple the rates of those with some high school education (84 percent vs. 30 percent.
  • Whites (68 percent) and Asians (69 percent) have a higher broadband rate relative to black non-Hispanics (50 percent) and Hispanics (45 percent).
  • 60 percent of rural America has broadband vs. 70 percent for urban areas.
  • Income is also a factor.

Married couples with children have the highest rate of broadband adoption.

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