A report last month by the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that although price is a barrier for dial-up users in switching to broadband, one-third of those without a Net connection simply don't care.
About 35% of adults who's access is dial-up, haven't switched due to cost, and about 20% don't want it. According to John Horrigan, the report's author, "low-income and older Americans account for most of the non-users, whose median age is 61. He says that even if they find no need for logging on today, they might in the future — particularly if, say, a doctor wanted to share medical records.
Eventually, Horrigan says, the digital divisions will make it 'more costly to be excluded.'"A third of adults without Internet don't want it - USATODAY.com