Census: Smartphones aid in closing "digital divide"

06/11/2013 | Telecompetitor.com

For the first time, the U.S. Census collected smartphone data in its annual Internet usage report and found a much smaller racial and ethnic gap -- the so-called "digital divide" -- among smartphone users than landline-based broadband services. The report, which includes data through 2011, found almost no gap between white non-Hispanics and African-Americans. The same trend held for Hispanics and African-Americans, the agency found.

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