The Global Post discussed American Internet use today, highlighting a new Pew Internet & American Life report, which found that one in five American adults do not use the Internet.

According to Pew:

Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 per year are the least likely adults to have internet access.

This is important to note, because when we talk about cutting postal services, these are the groups who will be hardest hit. Yes, many people are using the Internet instead of the mail, but USPS is a national institution with a mandate to serve everyone, and when debating postal reform, we cannot ignore the voices and concerns of those Americans who depend on this service six days a week to stay connected in today’s society.