The latest Pew internet survey, which is conducted annually (though not always with the same questions) was released today. It's an overview of the demographics of internet access in the United States. Who has access? Who doesn't? Who's using smartphones but not broadband? Are there still people using dial-up? Who are those people? Why isn't the head of Time Warner in jail for crimes of substandard customer service? Questions like these, except the last one, which is unanswerable by man or god, have been answered.
Pew's study found, not surprisingly, that the most likely broadband internet users are white, young (18-29 years old), wealthy ($75,000+ income), male, with a college degree, and living in the suburbs. That number drops as you move outside of those respondents: women have only a very slightly lower rate of broadband use, but those with no high school diploma have barely more than a one in three chance at having broadband, compared to 89 percent among those who hold a college degree. Income and age are the other starkest divisions; those over 65 years old and those making less than $30,000 are near to having a mere one in two chance at broadband.
Mobile could be seen as a fix for this, and indeed, 10 percent of respondents said that they have mobile broadband but not home broadband. Mobile broadband is quicker and cheaper to set up, and has a higher profit margin for companies like Verizon and AT&T, which leads to them blanketing the country with it. But that still leaves 20 percent of Americans with neither mobile nor at-home broadband.
Lastly, a word about the results of the 2,252-person survey: Pew does not provide a lower limit for "broadband" speed. Broadband has no formal definition; some take it to mean anything that's not dial-up, which would include DSL, cable, and fiber-optic connections. Some would include high-end mobile networks like 4G LTE. Some would include the previous generation of mobile network, 3G. Some would include cable and fiber-optic but not DSL. It's all very vague! And the differences aren't small; they could be the difference between using the internet with essentially no speed restrictions and having to limit use to one conscientious user at a time.
Read more over at Pew.
You mean rich... period. Take that stupid race crap and shove it, rich people come in every color. Why does humanity continue to bring something as meaningless for equality as race to the table. Race has nothing to do with it, the amount of money you have, that's the only thing that drives this civilization. Look at the majority of sports players, or musicians, they're not white and they make some serious bank. I have to work twice as hard, and only get half as much, and I'm white, I don't wanna hear how white people have it so much better, that's nothing but a racist pipe dream. Let's face it, the only reason your polls show white people as any majority is because for the majority, they're the ones that fills those things out.
Hate to break it to you, but your comment is pretty much the
definition of white entitlement. White people are free to say race is not an issue.
Regardless of my financial status, I can tell you my race affects the way people treat me at least once every week.
The entitlement part comes in being able to try and tell people that a problem they have isn't really a problem. Just because it's not a problem for you, doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.
And sorry you're getting shafted for not being a pro sports player. Genetics is a bitch, as any minority can tell you.
Duh -- those with more money have more toys. Really a riveting report.
As for race, they're pretty vague here. Could use a lot more facts -- maybe they're in the source article.
One thing that comes to mind however, is that maybe the group that has the most broadband is the group that WANTS the most broadband. You can actually survive without it.
Not to mention that there is very little SCIENCE being discussed here.
You think with that much doe, he get his teeth whitened?
Bigoted racist post from Dan. Canceled my print subscription, don't support junk science lefty racists.
lucky - you're being kind. With the passing of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's speech and the end of the Martin/Zimmerman trial, the liberal media is desperate to keep reminding those poor innocent blacks that it's Whitey who's keeping them down. If they ever woke up to the fact that the vast majority of the nation just considers them regular ol' Americans like everybody else, they wouldn't feel the need for the Democratic Party to 'protect' them, and there go all of those valuable votes.
And broadband is so cheap in some areas (mine's $60/mo, half that of my cable bill) that using the word "rich" in the headline is also a tip-off as to how desperate the liberal author is. It's only that evil 1% of rich folk who have broadband -- kill them all! Envy, greed, exploitation, racism -- it's all in a day's work for the enterprising lefty.
@Dr. Mercury, lol. Right on. True.
This definitely is not a race issue. Besides, if having internet broadband makes you rich then this is a sad day. I think they are trying to form a link between intelligence and white males, as well, honestly. Also, I guess everyone with an Xbox or a Playstation is also rich? And how many of the girls in this study don't have boyfriends or parents with internet? Not to mention that the top 1% of earners in America make $369,000 or more...but they pay 37% of all the income taxes paid.
Wages/Income Tax Paid for earners in the US:
Top 1%: $369,691.00 Income Tax Paid: 37%
Top 5%: $161,579.00
Top 10%: $116,623.00
Top 25%: $69,126.00
Top 50%: $34,126.00
Regardless, given the trend in technology, which has already been moving to framework based development, there won't be any white kids with programming tech jobs in the near future. Computers will write code much more efficiently. Human tech jobs are not immune to modernization/automazation. Those with artistic jobs will be the most safe in the future. The average tech job won't be paying anything like $100,000. Lol.
Also, I'm a high school drop out and I'm well in the upper tax bracket. This market pays for knowledge. You live in the time of the internet so if you're a dumbass who thinks you need a formal education to learn job skills, you're sadly mistaken. The biggest bunch of horse sh!t that exists in this society is the belief that you have to spend a bunch of money, and get a college degree, to be a success. That is simply not true and I am living proof of that. Every human is capable of learning the same as any other. Period. Education system is a giant "pay-for-work" mindf*ck. "You won't succeed unless you buy into our learning system and pay your dues!". Laugh. Consequently, the last company that I went to work for did make me get my GED. I took the 8 hour test in 6 hours, without studying, and passed it with flying colors. I even stayed up with one of my girls the night before and took it on 4 hours of sleep. It was the easiest freaking test I've ever taken. Do not be intimidated into thinking that intelligence is taught. It's not. None of it is that hard and I don't know why people are so intimidated.
If you're not making the money you want to make in this country then you are either not ambitious or you're extremely lazy. But it definitely is not because you lack a college degree. If you're not in Law or Medicine, degrees are pointless. Certifications will get you everywhere else in this country.
Wake up sheep!
"Do not try and bend the spoon. That is impossible. Only try and realize the truth - there is no spoon."
It is the very creation of races that maintains the mindset of racism. With the creation of races comes the governmental laws and rules giving certain benefits towards the minority races, enabling an addition towards those benefits, thereby governmental maintaining the racist attitude with the government growing in power by protecting those created race classes.
If we only have the human race, the government would have less power and less to authority controlling the people.
God forbid the people rule themselves and the government serve the people with all people being considered equal. Now that would just be crazy talk. ( yes a little sarcasim here )
".... enabling an addiction towards those benefits ..."
The word 'race' is a human invented word that needs desperately to be eliminated, to eliminate the mindset of separate human species.
We humans are in fact one species of animal.
And don't forget "gay".