Three-Fourths of Americans Boast Home Web Access

NEW YORK Nearly 75 percent Americans had access to the Internet from home in February, according to the latest research from Nielsen/NetRatings, up from 66 percent in the year-ago period.

“In just a handful of years, online access has managed to gain the type of traction that took other [media] decades to achieve,” said Kenneth Cassar, director of strategic analysis at Nielsen/NetRatings, a part of Adweek parent VNU.

About 34.6 million, or 82 percent of 25- to 54-year-old women, accessed the Internet from home, and 32.4 million, or 80 percent of men in this age group, did so. Meanwhile, 77 percent and 75 percent of 25- to 34-year-old women and men, respectively, surf the Web from home, the study found.