Smartphones are the gateway to the internet for one-fifth of adults in America
Here’s a narrative you’ve probably heard from net neutrality advocates: mobile broadband providers should be held to the same rules as wired broadband companies, because people are increasingly relying on smartphones as their only access point to the internet. That’s especially true in developing countries where “the internet” is practically indistinguishable from Facebook’s mobile app, but according to new data from the Pew Research Center, it’s also true of adults in the United States — as many as one-fifth of them.
Pew’s survey, conducted in October of 2014, asked adults if they didn’t have high-speed internet service at home and if they didn’t have many options other than their phones for getting online. Nineteen percent of…
Source:: The Verge