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August 26, 2013

20% US users have neither a smartphone or broadband

 Some 70% of American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home; an additional 10% of Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone

Even though more than half of Americans own smartphones, a significant gap in broadband access persists in the United States, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

According to "Pew American Life project ", 20% of Americans have neither a home broadband connection nor a smartphone. The survey says 70% of American adults have broadband access in their homes, and a large proportion of those also have smartphones.

An additional 10% of Americans get Internet access from smartphones alone. Yet with one in five Americans still lacking broadband, there’s a large deficit to be addressed. This can be done relatively inexpensively using a few wireless approaches. We could repurpose tge television spectrum, often called “Super Wi-Fi" to fill in the gap. Another way is to make clever use of unlicensed spectrum by new software-defined radios.

September 6, 2011

The State of Social Media Usage: Pew Internet Research Report

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 65 percent of online adults are now involved in social networking. That's up from 61 percent last year, and is more than double it was in 2008.
"The pace with which new users have flocked to social networking sites has been staggering," writes report authors Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr. "When we first asked about social networking sites in February of 2005, just 8 percent of Internet users — or 5 percent of all adults — said they used them.

Pew has compiled some interesting social networking usage factoids and statistics in this report. Where does social networking stand in the most popular daily online activities in 2011? Which age group's social networking usage has skyrocketed? And what are the top words — both positive and negative — people associate with social networking? Check out the infographic below.