Studies show that 15% of Americans still do not use the Internet

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Non-users of the Internet

According to the Pew Research Center, between 2000 and 2013, the number of Internet users in the US increased from 52 to 84% of the total population of the country. However, for the last 2 years this indicator remains practically unchanged, that is, 15% of the US population for various reasons remain outside the world information “web.”

Aaron Smith, director of the Pew Research Center, highlighted several circumstances that prevent US residents from using the Internet, among which the material remains the main, which is associated with the costs of buying a computer and paying for traffic.

Some problems are related to age. Among Americans over the age of 65, about 40% do not use the Internet because they find it difficult to master the keyboard, manipulate the mouse, and read small text from the screen.

The solution to this problem is closely engaged in the federal government, which stimulates Internet providers to expand the number of broadband Internet users. So last week the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of AT & T and Direct TV, which in the future should provide an inflow of 12.5 million new users.

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