When you have the internet on Smartphone why would you go for home-based broadband connectivity? Smart isn’t it?
Yes, recent Pew Report states that most Americans are likely to go for internet over Smartphones rather than Broadband. This indicates the way forward for them as accessibility and convenience head stronger over the infrastructure that needs access in a certain specific manner.
Smartphone Internet Preferred over Home Broadband Services among Young Americans
The report states, “Younger adults are especially likely to reach for their phones when going online. Fully 58% of 18-to 29-year-olds say they mostly go online through a smartphone, up from 41% in 2013.”
This report is based on telephonic interviews conducted on 1,502 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (302 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 1,200 were interviewed on a cellphone, including 779 who had no landline telephone during the period January 8-February 7, 2019.
It is this set of Americans who claim that smartphone capabilities are instrumental in reasoning broadband connection preference ‘out of their residences.’ There are other two important perceived drawbacks foreseen by Americans also such as access to job information and US government services that deter preference of broadband internet service.
And why not, as cost and infrastructure (setting up of the home broadband system even though easy today) turns out costlier against economic smartphone internet usage bills.
Americans subscribe to either high-speed internet service at home or own a smartphone, but digital gaps remain obviously seen between some groups.
Another astonishing fact revealed by the Pew report states that eight in ten non-broadband internet service users are not interested in subscribing it (broadband internet services).