The use of high-speed Internet connections at home grew rapidly throughout the 2000s. Broadband access climbed from less than 1-in-10 American adults at the start of the decade to a majority with high-speed access by 2008. Currently, two-thirds of American adults (66%) have broadband connections at home, a figure that is not statistically different from what the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found at a similar point in 2009, when 63% of Americans were broadband adopters. The slowdown crossed a range of demographic groups, with African-Americans being a major exception. Broadband adoption by African Americans now stands at 56%, up from 46% in 2009.