More Internet Usage From The Laggards 

cso-branded-100566311-primary.idge_According to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration Study, (NTIA), Americans are making strides in Internet usage among groups of people who have historically been known for their offline status. According to the just released data from 2015, senior citizens increased their Internet usage from 51 to 56% between 2013-2015, while children saw an even larger spike, jumping from 56 to 66% during the same time period.The digital divide is also shrinking, though slowly, for groups of Americans with education up to a high school diploma. African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians and Alaska Natives also increased their online activities by several percentage points.Percent of American Internet Users, by Age GroupAge Group201320153-1456-24848525-44838345-64737765 +5156Source: NTIA, March 2016Internet usage among segments of the population that are more likely to go online, such as white Americans, those with a college degree and adults between the ages of 25-44, have remained relatively steady with little to no increases. Meanwhile, groups of Americans who have generally faced difficulties in gaining online access, whether due to low educational attainment, economic status or age, are gradually making headway in the digital world, says the report.

Source: More Internet Usage From The Laggards 04/01/2016

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