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.
- 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.