According to research conducted by the Pew Center, between 2000 and 2013, the number of Internet users in the United States increased from 52 to 84% of the total population of the country. However, over the past 2 years, this indicator has remained practically unchanged, that is, 15% of the US population for various reasons remain outside the world information "web".
Aaron Smith, director of the Pew Research Center, highlighted several circumstances that prevent US residents from using the Internet, among which the main ones are material ones, which are related to the cost of buying a computer and paying for traffic.
Some problems are related to age. Among Americans over 65, about 40% do not use the Internet due to the fact that it is difficult for them to master the keyboard, manipulate the mouse, and also read small text on the screen.
The federal government has come to grips with this problem by encouraging Internet service providers to expand the number of broadband Internet users. So last week the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of AT & T and Direct TV, which in the future should provide an influx of 12.5 million new users.