39% of internet users used a handheld device to go online

39% of internet users used a handheld device to go online 9.16.2008 [more ]
39% of internet users say they have used a handheld device to go online
– the figure is 41% for home broadband users and 36% for home dial-up
users. Given the dwindling number or home dial-up users, this means
that some 86% of those who use a handheld to access the internet are
broadband users. Although some cell phone networks today are capable of
transmission rates of 200 kilobits per second (the FCC-defined
threshold for a “first generation” broadband), it is difficult, if not
impossible, to determine how many, according to the Pew Internet Project.

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