3% of Americans Still Using Dial-up Connections

Posted on August 24, 2013

The Pew Research Center reports that 3% of Americans are still using dial-up connections. This is much lower than the 6% of American with broadband connections. The number of people on dial-up has been decreasing over time, but it has been hanging around 3% since late 2011.

Hispanics at 5% are the most likely demographic group to be using dial-up internet access. The chart below shows how broadband usage has increased over time. The growth plateaued around 2010 and has barely increased since then. Meanwhile, dial-up usage has continued to fall.

Broadband and Dial-Up Adoption Chart

Image: Pew Research Center

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