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The percentage of American homes with broadband Internet connectivity continues to increase, yet 30 percent of Americans still don’t have high-speed Internet. That’s the conclusion of a report today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

“We’ve consistently found that age, education, and household income are among the strongest factors associated with home broadband adoption,” said Kathryn Zickuhr, Research Associate for the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and lead author of the report. “Many dial-up users cite cost and access as the main reasons they don’t have broadband, but for adults who don’t use the internet at all, a lack of interest is often the main issue.”

Here are a few more stats from the report:

—46% of Americans have both a home broadband connection and a smartphone

—24% have a home broadband connection, but not a smartphone

—10% have a smartphone, but not a home broadband connection

—The remaining 20% of Americans have neither a home broadband connection nor a smartphone.

The report comes out following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org coalition, an effort to get everyone in the world online.

Full report here:

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