People like the Internet even if venture capitalists don’t.

This CNET article discusses a recent Gartner Dataquest survey that found that 65% of American homes now use the Internet on a regular basis and almost 25% of those households are on broadband connections (primarily cable).

Further, 91% said that they intend to stay connected which Gartner took as a sign that the Internet is now an essential part of the American home.

It’s clear that consumers love the Net and businesses need to understand that despite the anti-hype, this channel is not going away.