DURHAM, NH â€” Eighty-four percent of U.S. households get an Internet service at home, compared to 83 percent in 2012 and 74 percent in 2007, according to new consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Broadband accounts for 98 percent of households with Internet service at home, and 82 percent of all households get a broadband Internet service â€” an increase from 76 percent in 2012, and 53 percdent in 2007.
In addition, 75 percent of adults access the Internet on a smartphone, up from 44 percent in 2012. Overall, 68 percent of households now get Internet service both at home and on a smartphone, an increase from 59 percent in 2014, and 42 percent in 2012.
These findings are based on a telephone survey of 1,203 households from throughout the United States and are part of a new LRG study, Broadband Internet in the U.S. 2017. This is LRG’s fifteenth annual study on this topic.