40% of broadband users rely on Internet more than other media

Frequent broadband users comprise 40% of the entire population of home broadband users and 44% of all internet users who get news on the typical day. They are better educated and have higher incomes than other Americans, and, as noted, they are part of an information-elite that shapes how delivery of news and information will evolve online.

Frequent broadband users comprise 40% of the entire population of home broadband users and 44% of all internet users who get news on the typical day. They are better educated and have higher incomes than other Americans, and, as noted, they are part of an information-elite that shapes how delivery of news and information will evolve online. 71% of high-powered users get news online on the average day - three times the rate of other high-speed users; 59% get news on the average day from local TV; 53% get news on the typical day from radio; 52% get news on the average day from national TV newscasts; 43% get news on the average day from the local paper; 21% get news on the average day from a national newspaper, Pew Internet & American Life Project reports.