Internet traffic has dropped off in the US, but it’s still on the rise
Posted On July 26, 2021
An estimated 1.5 billion people now use the Internet every day, and the number of connections has dropped more than 30 percent from a year ago, according to a new study.
The report from market research firm eMarketer found that average internet traffic reached a peak in October, but dropped to a low in November.
It found the number was up a bit from a week earlier, but down from October.
The study found that the share of households with Internet access was still the same as a year earlier.
It also found that people who don’t use the Web have more than doubled their Internet traffic since the year before.
But in terms of traffic, the number has dropped even further.
It is now the highest in more than three decades.
The number of households that do not have Internet access is more than 5 million, and it’s more than double the number that have Internet at home.
In the United States, it is estimated that one in three Americans have no Internet access at home, and some 2.6 million Americans do not even have a cellphone, according the Pew Research Center.
Pew also reported last week that there are more than 1 million people living in rural areas that are not connected to the Internet.
It’s also the largest age group that is less likely to have Internet service at home than the rest of the population, the study found.