OxIS 2019: The Rise of Mobile Internet Use in Britain

18 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2020 Last revised: 21 Feb 2020

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Grant Blank

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

William H. Dutton

GCSCC Computer Science University of Oxford

Julia Lefkowitz

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Date Written: February 14, 2020

Abstract

Based on the 2019 Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS), this working paper provides detail on the rise of mobile devices and the mobile Internet and how they are used, identifying several modes of use defined by the combination of mobile devices, computers and the Internet. The analysis then looks in detail at who uses and does not use mobile Internet alone or in conjunction with other devices, arguing that this could make a substantial difference the role mobile technology will play in society. In the course of this discussion, the paper provides evidence to address several key questions: Are mobile Internet services substituting or complementing other forms of Internet access? Is mobile changing what people do online? Has the household remained the major place from which people access the Internet?

Keywords: mobile, internet, mobile-only, adoption, use

Suggested Citation

Blank, Grant and Dutton, William H. and Lefkowitz, Julia, OxIS 2019: The Rise of Mobile Internet Use in Britain (February 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3538301 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3538301

Grant Blank

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

William H. Dutton (Contact Author)

GCSCC Computer Science University of Oxford ( email )

Department of Computer Science
Robert Hooke Bldg 010
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PR
United Kingdom

Julia Lefkowitz

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

1 St. Giles
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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