US Internet Penetration Plateaus – Resistors Don't Want On
from the settling-down dept
It looks as though internet penetration in the US may have hit a plateau, as many of those who aren’t currently connected are likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. The group of folks who aren’t connected are split into two groups: “resistors” who have access to the internet but actively choose not to use it and the “non-connected” who simply don’t have an easy way to get on the internet. The resistors aren’t likely to change their minds until some additional services are added that they actually value (the article suggests VoIP). For the non-connected group, the report suggests that cheaper internet access is needed or more Spanish-language ISP offerings, since it appears many of the non-connected users speak Spanish.