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Use Of Smartphones and Internet Access may have peaked in U.S.

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Published on : Oct 01, 2018

Nowadays, technologies such as smartphones and internet access have become an integral part of our lives. According to the latest study conducted by Pew Research Center, states that major categories technological adoption has gone virtually unchanged since the last study done in 2016. Thus, they think it has hit saturation points.  Only two years ago, 99% of Americans between the age of 18 to 49 and 95% of the American studied had cellphones, 77% had smartphones, 89% had internet access, and 69% used social network. On the other hand, demand for PC went down during this time, from 78% in 2016 to 73% now. 

However, this does not mean that the tech has completely vanished from rooms to grow,   but other restraining factors that may have some deeper social solutions. One of the major factors is the cost of the computer and was held by people having strong income. In addition, according to a survey in 2015 showed that 43% of people without fast home internet access cited high price to be the main problem. Moreover, the lack of rural broadband options has also limited the reach of smart technologies. Elderly people are also not comfortable with using technology as compared to the younger generation.  

Here you can see the change, where the smartphone users that have internet access jumped from 12% in 2016 to 20% this year. Pew states that, one can now consider internet access as an electricity. Adding to it, pew also said that one should focus on the ways user utilize services such as smart home devices and voice assistance.