April 27, 2016

More and more households are getting online solely through mobile devices

In 2015, the smartphone edged out the laptop as the most widely used computing device. Although wired broadband is still the preferred way to access the Internet at home, over 29% of households with a family income of under $25,000 get online solely though mobile devices, using the more generous data plans of mobile providers and programs such as T-Mobile’s Bing-On plan that lets customers stream Netfilix, Hulu, and YouTube without counting against monthly data allowances. If wireless carriers can continue to raise data caps, it stands to reason that more consumers, especially those who are more price conscious, will move to mobile-only Internet.

Cord-cutting, not just for TV.

Topics: Research and Insights, Screens, Digital Life