FCC survey shows 15% of Americans use mobile broadband via laptops

In a survey released by the FCC, in preparation for the National Broadband Plan it will submit to Congress next month, 15 percent of the adult population in the U.S. now use mobile wireless broadband on laptops. The figure indicates swift growth given the fact that flat-rate pricing on laptops is a relatively new concept and pricing is set at a premium. The survey, which questioned 5,000 adults last October and November, asked whether respondents used "a service with your laptop computer that is called wireless broadband, allowing you to access the Internet virtually anywhere? This is usually a service that you have to pay a monthly fee for, either by itself or as part of another communications bill. This is NOT what is called WiFi." Article