Women are Always "On": Broadband Survey Results May 2011
- Women are constantly connected to high-speed technology, at home or away, on a range of devices. Within sub-populations, mature women and those in rural areas are less likely than others to remain connected via mobile technology.
- Given the need for multi-tasking by women today, increased Internet access and reliable Internet speed is essentially a requirement, integral to a variety of confidence-boosting behaviors and effective, educated decision making.
- Women use high-speed Internet for personal and professional networking and social interaction, product research and personal business such as banking and secondarily for business marketing and development.
- Few women in business utilize the Internet to access government procurement opportunities for professional exposure and business growth.
- Nearly 60% of women are satisfied with their understanding of Internet pricing and provider options, but they would like to learn more about these and understand technical broadband functionality.
- Women with experience in the military are more concerned than other populations about internet security and how they might use this technology to improve their personal security.
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