The ACS asks about computer use and internet access per household. The Census Bureau added these three questions in 2013 as part of the 2008 Broadband Improvement Act, which mobilized several federal agencies to collect information to support broadband expansion and access across the country.
Various kinds of computing devices fall under “computer”: desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet. Internet access is broadly categorized by cellular data, satellite, dial-up, and broadband connections.
Note that a household may have computing devices but no internet, or vice versa.
|B28001||Types of Computers in Household|
|B28002||Presence and Types of Internet Subscriptions in Household|
|B28003||Presence of a Computer and Type of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28004||Household Income in the Last 12 Months by Presence and Type of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28005||Age by Presence of a Computer and Types of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28006||Educational Attainment by Presence of a Computer and Types of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28007||Labor Force Status by Presence of a Computer and Types of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28008||Presence of a Computer and Type of Internet Subscription in Household|
|B28009A†||Presence of a Computer and Type of Internet Subscription in Household (White Alone)|
|B28010||Computers in Household|
|B28011||Internet Subscriptions in Household|
|B28012ˆ||Age and Enrollment Status by Computer Ownership and Internet Subscription Status|
†Also available in racial iterations.
ˆOnly available in the 5-year ACS release.