New NTIA Study of Interent Users

Some of the key findings:

. . . 97 percent of Americans in urban areas have access to high-speed fixed service, while only 65 percent of Americans in rural areas have such access.

. . .the first time tablets were more popular than desktop computers, and that more households had a mobile data plan than wired broadband service.

. . . survey results demonstrate the growing importance of the internet in everyday communication as the way consumers access content changes.

. . . in 2017, 64 percent of Americans used a smartphone, compared with 53 percent in 2015, and tablet use increased to 32 percent from 29 percent in 2015. At the same time, desktop computer use fell to 30 percent in 2017 from 34 percent in 2015.

Reuters has more details HERE.

Botton line, more people are depending on digital communications and 35% of rural Americans have no access.

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