- Approximately 59% of the American population currently has access to the internet.
- In some states, up to 70% of the population enjoys household internet access.
- More than 2 million people each month are going online for the first time.
- Among those 12-17 years of age and those 18-29 years of age, 75% are using the internet from home, libraries, and/or cybercafes.
- People are logging onto the net more often.
- Approximately 98% of U.S. schools, K-12, provide some form of internet access to students.
- Approximately 90% (9 out of 10) school age children now have access to computers either at home or school.
- Access and usage percentages have increased steadily each year.
- Nationally, teenagers report they want more internet-related school assignments, and do not think that schools
are taking advantage of the Web as a teaching tool.
- Nearly 80% of college students say the internet contributes positively to their academic pursuits.
- Nearly 30% or 25 million American households now own more than one computer.
- Approximately 23% of US households with children has broadband connectivity.
Pew Internet & American Life Project, August 2002, September 2001, February 2001.
Parks Associates Market Research, January 2002
U.S. Department of Commerce, April 2002