PEW data on wireless users

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released findings of a new survey of Internet users who connect wirelessly to the network.


Some 34% of internet users have logged onto the internet using a wireless connection either around the house, at their workplace, or some place else. In other words, one-third of internet users, either with a laptop computer, a handheld personal digital assistant (PDA), or cell phone, have surfed the internet or checked email using means such as WiFi broadband or cell phone networks.

Facts about wireless use (among internet users)

  • Those who have logged on wirelessly from a place other than home or work: 27%
  • Those who have wireless networks in their homes: 19%
  • Those with personal digital assistants that are able to connect to the internet wirelessly: 13%

    Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project December 2006
    Survey, n=798 for internet users.