The popularity and wider availability of wireless Internet has more users surfing the web on the go

A survey done by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that around one-third of U.S. Internet users have tried using wireless Internet at least once before.  Around 34 percent of Internet users used a wireless connection, including 27 percent who used a wireless connection in a location other than at home or the workplace.  The 34 percent number is higher than the February 2004 number that reported around 22 percent of Internet users claimed to have used wireless Internet.

The survey also reported that 20 percent of users have wireless networks in their home, which is double the number that was reported in January 2005.

It was also discovered that people with wireless Internet service also check their e-mail more than people with wired broadband users -- 72 percent compared to 63 percent.

As the popularity of wireless Internet continues to rise, including entire cities attempting to go wireless, the number of people who are using -- or have tried wireless Internet -- should continue to rise.  People are also increasingly taking advantage of wireless Internet while doing tasks such as sitting in the doctor's or dentist's office waiting for appointment time.  More people are also using the Internet via a mobile phone, with the number being as high as one in four.

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