Majority in survey think government shouldn’t make broadband a priority

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A just-released report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveals that 53 percent of Americans don’t think spreading broadband availability should high on the federal priority list, and 26 percent said the government shouldn’t even be doing such work. Broadband adoption has also slowed, after several years of growth. Some 66 percent of American adults currently use high-speed Internet at home, compared with 63 percent in 2009. The one anomaly across demographic groups was African Americans users. Broadband adoption in that group is at 56 percent, up from 46 percent in 2009. The survey was conducted between April 29 and May 30 from a sample of 2,252 adults ages 18 and older, including 744 surveyed on cell phones. Read the full report here (PDF).