Americans to telephones, computers, and the Internet. It includes valuable information about where Americans are gaining access, what the yare doing with their online connections, and provides trend line information since 1984. According to the report, the number of Americans accessing the Internet has grown rapidly in the last year; yet, in the midst of this general expansion, the 'digital divide' between information 'haves' and 'have nots' continues to widen. Overview: As Internet use has soared over the last year, Americans are connecting to the Internet from various locations to complete more and more tasks. In addition to the 22.

2% of Americans currently connected to the Internet from home, 17. 0% access the Internet outside the home at places such as work, school, libraries, and / or community centers. Those groups with higher access from work tend to be the same groups with higher home usage rates, while demographic groups with lower access rates at home or work are far more likely to use the Internet at a public place. Highlights: . 22.

2% of Americans have Internet access from their homes, while 17. 0% use the Internet outside the home. Nearly one-third (32. 7%) use the Internet from any location (at home and / or outside the home...

People without home computers are almost 1. 5 times more likely than home computer owners to obtain outside Internet access through public libraries or community centers... More than half (56. 3%) of Americans who use the Internet outside the home access it from work... The second most popular point of access outside the home is the Kindergarten-12 th grade school (21. 8%)...

For those accessing the Internet outside home, 8. 2% of Americans use public li.