FCC Measures Cell Phone Activity
Sign Off, March 2010
As part of its survey, titled "Broadband Adoption and Use in America," the Federal Communications Commission found that downloading or streaming music or video via cell phone appealed to only 17 percent of adults on average. The largest interest came from 18-29-year-olds, who show a 32 percent interest in this activity. There is hope: With our society's growing interest in mobility and the ever-increasing combination of mobile media devices, these numbers are bound to boost.
|Cell Phone Activity|
|.||All adults||Age 18-29||Age 30-49||Age 50-64||Age 65+|
|Percent with a cell phone||86||94||93||86||66|
|Percent as a share of those with cell phone send or receive test messages||66||94||79||51||15|
|Send or receive pictures||52||77||61||38||14|
|Send or receive e-mail||26||40||30||17||5|
|Send or receive Instant Messages||28||42||35||20||8|
|Access Web pages||28||48||32||15||5|
|Get a map or directions to another location||27||44||30||16||8|
|Download an application to cell phone||20||36||24||9||3|
|Download or stream music or video||17||32||18||8||3|
Source: Federal Communications Commission survey of 5,005 adult Americans, October-November 2009.
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