Smartphone ownership and home broadband subscriptions have increased among American adults since 2019 – to 85% and 77%, respectively, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But about a quarter of the population still does not have a broadband internet connection at home.

Broadband non-adopters continue to cite financial constraints as one of the most important reasons why they forgo these services. Also, some 15% of home broadband users in the United States say they have had trouble paying for their high-speed internet service during the coronavirus outbreak.