Not very surprising findings from a PEW survey: Wealthier households have more often a broadband internet access then less-wealthy households.
The digital divide continues to exist, even though broadband Internet has been widely available for over ten years. The study found that while 95% of households earning $75,000 or more use the internet in some way, just 57% of households earning $30,000 or less do so. 87% of users in the income top bracket have Internet in their homes, but just 40% of the lowest bracket do.
On the other hand, game consoles are almost equally common: 54% of those living in higher-income households own game consoles, compared with 41% of those living in less well-off homes.
iPads are still luxury products: 9% of those living in higher-income households own tablet computers such as iPads, compared with 3% of those living in less well-off homes.
Online news services are the main source of information next to television, especially for higher income households (74%) compared to low income families (34%).
To reduce the digital divide between households, affordable broadband internet services are needed.
Read the full results of the survey here: The Better-Off Online - Pew Research Center