Jupiter Research predicts that by 2010, 8 out of 10 online homes will have broadband access. (Not 8 out of 10 homes.) The other notable prediction is that 73% of US households will be online by 2008.
With a conservative prediction of 3.3% growth over the next 3 years (not a statistician, so bear with me), the population is likely to be around 300,000,000. That means roughly 81,000,000 people, depending upon constitution of ‘household’ (27% of households) will NOT be online in 2008. And we know that this is predominantly a class divide.
I’m going back to my Veblen.