Number of U.S. households with broadband internet access 2000-2019. The number of households in the United States with permanent internet access via broadband continues to rise, reaching 114 million households in 2019. The United States are one of the biggest online markets worldwide.Mar 3, 2021
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Key findings: Number of US households without internet
27.6 million (22.5%) of US households don’t have home internet. Over a quarter million (265,331) households use dial-up internet at home. Utah, Colorado, and California are the most-connected states.
The FCC’s latest deployment report, released in May, calculates that 93.7 percent of the American population have broadband access in their area, leaving only 21.3 million Americans without high-speed internet.
Notwithstanding this progress, the Report finds that approximately 19 million Americans—6 percent of the population—still lack access to fixed broadband service at threshold speeds. In rural areas, nearly one-fourth of the population —14.5 million people—lack access to this service.
Green Bank is in an area called the National Radio Quiet Zone. The Federal Communications Commission created the zone in 1958. It extends to other parts of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Some people call the Green Bank Telescope “the GBT.” That is short for “Great Big Thing.”
Worldwide digital population as of January 2021
As of January 2021 there were 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide – 59.5 percent of the global population. Of this total, 92.6 percent (4.32 billion) accessed the internet via mobile devices.
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In 2021, the number of smartphone users in the world today is 6.378 Billion, which translates to 80.76% of the world’s population owning a smartphone. In total, the number of people that own a smart and feature phone is 7.10 Billion, making up 89.90% of the world’s population.
Japan ranks as the country with the most number of iPhone users worldwide, earning 70% of the total market share.
The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can’t use cell phones, wi-fi, or other kinds of modern technology due to a high-tech government telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet for technophobes, and the locals aren’t thrilled to have them.
Even though it is mere hours from Silicon Valley — Newcastle has the slowest internet in the country. It is one of the many rural communities across the nation on the edges of a digital divide that has been growing wider for decades.
Bhutan, Central African Republic, Chad, Lesotho, Malawi, Solomon Islands, Somalia and South Sudan have limited, slow, dysfunctional wifi networks and, in rural areas, very limited mobile phone coverage.
The dark web is a subset of the deep web that is intentionally hidden, requiring a specific browser—Tor—to access, as explained below. No one really knows the size of the dark web, but most estimates put it at around 5% of the total internet.
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|Mobile Operating System Market Share in United States Of America – September 2021|
About 90 percent of adults own a smartphone, with around 95 percent of those smartphones used daily.
Nearly all Californians (93%) have cell phones, and 39 percent of these say they have a smartphone. Similarly, 41 percent say they pay for a data plan for their cell phones. Most use their phones to send or receive text messages (74%, up 16 points since 2008).
iPhone aside, there are some 588 million Apple users worldwide and 1 billion Apple devices (and counting) currently in active use across the globe, a product range that includes the likes of computers, tablets, phones and smartwatches.
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|4||Federated States of Micronesia||21|
Canada, where one-quarter of the population has no mobile phone, is a notable exception among advanced countries. And Japan – perhaps surprisingly, given the country’s obsession with high-tech gadgets – also has a relatively low rate of smartphone ownership at 66%.
Internet access is not generally available in North Korea. Only some high-level officials are allowed to access the global internet. In most universities, a small number of strictly monitored computers are provided. Other citizens may get access only to the country’s national intranet, called Kwangmyong.
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The Internet is available all over China, but not all of the Internet is available. Sites like Google’s and social media like Facebook are censored and blocked, needing technology like VPNs for access. Wi-Fi connections are quite common, and you can connect to them often in the same way as in the West.
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