Home Broadband 2015
The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued: It now stands at 67%, down slightly from 70% in 2013. At the same time, more Americans rely only on their smartphones for online access.
Searching for Work in the Digital Era
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. 19% of Americans rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but the connections to digital resources that they offer are tenuous for many of these users.
Networked: The New Social Operating System in Civic Life
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
Broadband Technology Fact Sheet
Key data points on broadband access and adoption from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Statement of Aaron Smith – Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile
Statement of Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on “Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile.”
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.
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.