Every week we like to look back at everything we have read to bring you more information about the digital divide, digital inclusion and technology trends from around the web. Today on The Weekly Plug we look at what devices we use the most for internet access, what is your preferred digital device [quiz] and how to fix rural broadband internet in this edition of The Weekly Plug.
What device do you use for internet access? Can you relate to everyone else? “In 2016, smartphone users will account for nearly four out of five mobile phone users. Despite such a high penetration rate, the smartphone user base will grow steadily at 8.7% this year.”
What is your digital device? Smartphone? Tablet? Desktop? or Laptop? Take our quiz and find out!
How do we fix rural broadband internet? Looking to the past might be provide the best answers.
“The parallels between bringing electricity and bringing broadband to rural areas run deep. In the 1930’s, about 90 percent of urban residents in the United States had access to power, compared to just 10 percent in rural areas, according to the New Deal Network research group”
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