African Americans and Hispanics continue to be among the most avid users of the Internet over their cellphones, according to a report
released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
And low-income groups are among the fastest adopters of the mobile Web, showing an opportunity that wireless technology could play in helping to bridge a digital divide that has brought the Web disproportionately to wealthier communities over the past two decades.
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project
, 64 percent of African Americans surveyed last May said they access the Internet over their laptop or mobile phone, an increase from 57 percent who said they did in 2009.
That compares with 59 percent of all adults surveyed last May who said they accessed the Web wirelessly through laptops or cellphones – up from 51 percent last year.
"The mobile population is becoming more diverse over time and more people are relying on their cellphones as their primary form of wireless connectivity,” said Aaron Smith, author of the Pew report.Read More