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One Percent of Mobile Users Consume Half of World’s Bandwidth

By Wil Payton

Smart phones, tablets, and a growing public appetite for online content, are increasing the need for broadband speed, and for more bandwidth. The proliferation of hand-held computers has impacted the digital ecosystem in two significant ways—it has created a more diverse user population and it has raised the level of mobile data utilization to a point where this segment now consumes 90 percent of wireless bandwidth. Yet, with only 1% of mobile users consuming half of the world’s bandwidth, it is clear that there is still much work to be done to continue bridging the digital divide. Below is an excerpt from a New York Times article that...

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