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.


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Anonymous Coward says:

Not just illiterate, TECHNICALLY ILLITERATE too !

Boo Hoo,

So how long till I have to pay an additional fee to my ISP so some dumb immigrant who refuses to learn English can have the Internet converted to Spanish ?

Give me a break !

This just goes to prove that if your too damn dumb to learn the language of the country that invented the internet, you don’t deserve to use it.

So they won’t only be illiterate, they can also be technically illiterate.

Makes me happy to know there will be plenty of people to mow my lawn, clean my house and take care of the other menial jobs intelligent people don’t have the time to do.

aNonMooseCowherd says:

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They’ll find that it’s worth their while once businesses (e.g. banks) and government organizations (e.g. motor vehicles departments) make it either more expensive or much more time-consuming to transact business other than over the net. I’m not saying this is a good thing, just that it will happen.

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