Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile – Senate Testimony
Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, gave testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Technology Adoption by Lower Income Populations
Aaron Smith discusses the Project’s latest research about internet usage, broadband adoption, and the impact of mobile connectivity among lower-income populations.
How Americans go online
A breakdown of how internet users go online, including those with home access and the type of access, is shown in this table.
How Pew Research calculates broadband adoption
Since publishing new figures this week on home broadband adoption, Pew Research has received questions on how it calculates its figure. Kathryn Zickuhr of the Pew Research Center Internet Project provides the answers.
Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
Home Broadband 2013
Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.
3% of Americans use dial-up at home
A small share of Americans still connect to the internet at home via dial-up.
Use of digital technology by different income groups
Pew Internet Project Director Lee Rainie presented findings about the state of digital differences at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Annual Conference on Capitol Hill.
Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.
Internet Use and Home Broadband Connections
According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here's a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.
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