Pew Research Sees Broadband Penetration Plateau

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U.S. broadband penetration appears to have reached a plateau as more Americans are using smartphones to get online, according to a new report from Pew Research. One-third of Americans do not have a home broadband service, Pew highlights in a blog post. Home broadband adoption...Learn More

Pew: Internet Penetration Reaches Saturation Levels – For Some

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Internet penetration in the U.S. has reached saturation levels, at least for some groups, according to an analysis of 15 years of data collected by a Pew Research Center unit that has been tracking and studying Internet adoption and use in the U.S. since 2000....Learn More

Attitudes About On-Line Privacy: Pew Finds Americans Feel a Loss of Control

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Buffeted from all sides by governments and giant Internet companies as well as cyber criminals, the majority of American adults “feel their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality,” according to...Learn More

Pew: 56% of American Adults Have Smartphones

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For the first time since it’s been tracking smartphone ownership, a majority of Americans now own smartphones, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. A combined 61% of cell phone owners surveyed by Pew Project researchers said their device was a smartphone or...Learn More

Pew: More than Half of U.S. Seniors Now Online

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Older Americans are online in greater numbers than ever, according to new research results from the Pew Internet & American Life project. As of April, 53% of U.S. adults ages 65 and older were using the Internet or email. Though that’s still smaller than any...Learn More

Pew: One Third of Broadband Users Subscribe to Premium Service

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Broadband access has been spreading to more and more homes and businesses across the U.S. in recent years, enabling “always on” connectivity that’s been helping spur higher rates of Internet use. Results from the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest survey (completed April 3,...Learn More

Pew Report: U.S. Internet Adoption Stabilizes, But Activities Expand

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Internet adoption may have plateaued somewhat in recent years in the U.S., but there has been significant growth in the Internet activities that users engage in, and that’s driving the Internet knowledge gap between online and offline adults wider, according to research results from the...Learn More

Report: Almost 1/3 of Texters Prefer SMS Over Voice Calling

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A Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project survey reveals the habits and preferences of SMS texters. Seventy-three percent of the 83% of Americans who own cell phones send and receive text messages. Asked how they prefer to be contacted, 31% said they prefer...Learn More

Search, Email Continue Online Dominance

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Email and search continue their near decade-long reign as the most popular online activities, even with the advent of widespread broadband access, mobile services and social media. Perhaps what’s most striking about the staying power of search and email is how habitual they have become,...Learn More

Pew: Smartphones Fueling Wireless Broadband Substitution?

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We most often hear of wireless substitution in connection with voice service. But as a new Pew Internet Project report  reminds us, it’s happening in connection with Internet service as well. A quarter of smartphone owners in a recent Pew survey said they mostly go...Learn More

Over Half of Twitter Users Access it From Mobile Phones

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More adult Internet users (13%) are using Twitter as of end May this year than was the case back in November 2010, when 8% were using it, according to the Pew Research Center’s internet & American Life Project. Asking participants how they accessed Twitter for...Learn More

Pew: Nine Percent of Adults are Gadgetless

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It’s not surprising that adult members of the Millenial generation are leading the way when it comes to owning mobile computing and telecoms devices. They’re also by far the most likely to make more and greater use of them, according to results of the “Generations...Learn More

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