Study: Nearly half of American Adults Own Smartphones
Nearly half of American adults now own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research study. The study found that 46% of American adults own a smartphone, an 11% increase over the past nine months. According to the study, more than 60% of college graduates, those 18-35, and those with an annual household income of more than $75,000 have the devices. Only 13% of seniors own the advanced mobile devices.
To meet the growing demand for mobile Internet access, the Federal Communications Commission has created a variety of wireless broadband initiatives, such as a mobile broadband element included in the Universal Service Fund, and requests for broadcast and government spectrum for wireless use.
The study found that the biggest percentage jump was among those 18-24, increasing from 49% in May to 67% in as of February. The 25-34 demographic has the highest percentage at 71%, up from 58% in May.
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