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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.