Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Although cellular telephony was first introduced in 1983, only 41 percent of elderly households possessed wireless subscription service in 2003.
But by 2010, wireless adoption among the elderly has grown to nearly 80 percent.
The wireless revolution has transformed the way Americans communicate with each other.
Over 30 percent of all U.S. households have eliminated their land line service and the percentage of these households that rely exclusively on landline telecommunications has fallen dramatically: from 58 percent in 2003 to only 19 by 2010.
Privacy continues to be a concern with the vast majority (70% in 2011 and 73% in 2012) expressing concern over personal data collection
— 55 percent wary of sharing information about their location via smartphone apps.
The Top Five Apps continue to be Facebook, YouTube, Android Market, Google Search, and Gmail. And smartphone owners spend just about the same amount of time on apps each day
— 37 minutes a day in 2011 compared to 39 minutes today.
Not only is the 2012 smartphone owner downloading more apps, they are increasingly spending more time using them vs. using the mobile web
— about 10 percent more than last year.
In just a year, the average number of apps per smartphone has jumped 28 percent, from 32 apps to 41.
By most measures, it has been the year of the App once again, driven mostly by the rise of Android and iOS users who have more than doubled in a year and account for 88 percent of those who have downloaded an app in the past 30 days.
Today, one in two mobile subscribers has a smartphone and that figure is moving steadily upwards.
–Roughly a year ago when we summarized the state of smartphones at the Appnation conference, less than 40 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. had smartphones.
The US wireless industry is responsible for 3.8 million jobs, directly and indirectly, an increase of more than 200,000 over the past six years
– this accounts for 2.6% of all US employment.
According to the report, the wireless industry added $195.5 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011
– and could lead to nearly $1.5 trillion in productivity gains over the next ten years.