Just when broadband is really starting to get good (1Gbps connections), a new study finds that many Americans are ditching traditional broadband in favor of mobile broadband. With LTE coverage and speed improving all the time, it's not a big surprise for casual usage - but if you are a media junkie, many wireless plans have a bandwidth cap that will cramp your style. This surprises me that "mobile-only" accounts for 20% of American users.
The data, collected from nearly 53,000 households, shows that three-quarters of American households with internet are using a DSL, cable or fiber connection to get online at home. While that is still a vast majority, it's a significant drop from 82 percent in 2013. On the flip side: the proportion of homes that only used a mobile internet connection went from 10 to 20 percent in the same period.