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Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

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37% of Americans now go online mostly using a smartphone, and these devices are increasingly cited as a reason for not having a high-speed Internet connection at home

SUMMARY

This report on mobile users in the USA reveals that 37% of U.S. adults say they mostly use a smartphone when accessing the internet.

The research shows that more than half of 18-to-29-year-olds mainly go online through a smartphone, 41% more compared to 2013. Besides, an increasing share of non-broadband users mentions their smartphone’s capabilities as a reason for not having home broadband.

According to the findings, a large share of US users subscribes to high-speed internet service at home or have a smartphone, though the digital gap is still significant between some groups of the population.

The research explains that 17% of US people are described as “smartphone-only” internet users - adults that say they own a smartphone, though they do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. Also, the paper suggests that an important part of smartphone owners now say they mainly use their phone instead of a computer to go online
The 60% of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 and around 50% of those ages 30 to 49, the study indicates, say they mainly use their mobiles to connect to the internet. On the other side, smartphone users ages 50 and over are much more likely to explain they mainly access the internet through a computer.

OUTLINE

Mobile and Home broadband

High-speed Internet

Smartphone-only users

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DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019
Sub-Title
37% of Americans now go online mostly using a smartphone, and these devices are increasingly cited as a reason for not having a high-speed Internet connection at home
Region
North America
Published
June 15, 2019
Publisher
Pew Research Center
Author(s)
Monica Anderson
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
23
Number of Tables
8
Number of Exhibits
9
Topics
mobile, networks
Tags
broadband, connectivity, mobile network, networks, PEW Research Center, usa, Wpromote
Author(s)
Monica Anderson
Methodology
This report is based on telephone interviews that took place in January and February 2019, among a sample of 1,502 adults, 18 years of age or older, in the USA.
EVALUATION

What makes this research on mobile more valuable is its clear and insightful results.

Positives:

  • Excellent writing style
  • Good appendix
  • Clear and insightful results

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