Listen Live on  

NewsRadio KFBK

Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station

More Californians Using Mobile Devices to Go Online

More Californians Using Mobile Devices to Go Online
Posted June 27th, 2013 @ 4:47pm by KFBK News

Most of us have a cell phone, one-third of us have a tablet. More Californians are now going mobile when they want to get online.

Dean Bommer with the Public Policy Institute of California says that the institute found double-digit increases in using both cell phones and tablets to go online since 2011. Bommer also said hand-held devices now make up the majority of internet use in the state.

Shopping is the No. 1 activity, social networking, however, is a close second.

And while users may scroll without a second thought, there's still a digital divide out there. Thirty-seven percent of Californians have a phone as their only type of access.

Bommer said that Latinos and lower-income Internet users are much more likely to have lower quality Internet experience, because they access websites exclusively on a cell phone or tablet.

Just 14 percent of Californians don't use the Internet.

Recommended Stories

More from NewsRadio KFBK