Americans who don’t use Internet are increasingly cut off from rest of world

In today’s Washington Post:

About 15 percent of Americans older than 18 don’t use the Internet, according to a study released in September by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. An additional 9 percent use it only outside the home.

“There is a group of Americans being left behind as technology advances without them,” Lawrence E. Strickling, head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, told an audience at the Brookings Institution recently. “Americans who don’t have access to the Internet are increasingly cut off from job opportunities, educational resources, health-care information, social networks, even government services.”

Read the entire article:  Gap between those who use Internet and those who don’t is widening