Digital Divide Still Exists, Commerce Department Says

Millions of Americans signed up for broadband Internet access over the last decade, but "digital divides" persist between different income levels, ethnic groups and geographical areas of the country, according to a new government report. Some 63.5 percent of U.S. households had broadband Internet access at home in 2009, up from just 9.2 percent in 2001, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported.