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Third of US Surfers Have Tried Wireless

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Sun, 25 Feb 2007 23:34:33 -0600

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One-third of U.S. Internet users have connected to the Web using a
wireless network to send e-mails, check the latest news or read other
things, according to a survey released on Sunday by the Pew Internet

The survey also found that 20 percent of Internet users now have
wireless networks available at home, double the number recorded in
January 2005.

"We know that 'always on' broadband connections really deepen people's
relationship to the Internet; adding 'on the go' to the mix takes this
a step further," said John Horrigan, associate research director at
the Pew Internet Project.

"The convenience of wireless access gives people the chance to fire
off a quick e-mail to someone while waiting in a doctor's office or
check the news headlines on the way to work."

Some 34 percent of Internet users surveyed said they have logged on to
the Web using a laptop computer, hand-held personal digital assistant
or cell phone.

The survey of 798 Internet users has a margin of error of plus or
minus 3.8 percentage points. Detailed results were posted on the Web

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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