Polk Broadband Plan - Page 66

Existing Conditions Individual and household internet usage for business purposes (telecommuting, doing work assignments, researching issues, etc.) was reported as follows: Table 21. Internet Usage for Business Purposes - Questions 17-18 Usage Individuals All Household Members Almost constantly when I’m home 8.0% 8.4% Several times a day 9.6% 10.1% A few times a day 3.5% 3.8% About once a day 5.7% 5.6% 4 or 5 times a week 2.7% 2.6% 2 or 3 times a week 8.0% 8.4% Once a week 6.4% 6.8% Once every few weeks 4.1% 4.1% About once a month 2.8% 3.0% A few times a year 2.1% 2.3% Almost never 11.2% 11.6% Never 35.1% 32.6% Not sure 0.9% 0.6% Given an internet connection 5 times faster, the following percentages of respondents indicated that they would use the internet more for the purposes listed: Business, 61.30% Education, 68.40% Online banking/paying bills, 71.30% Entertainment, 86.00% Online shopping, 68.10% Figure 44. Faster Internet Could Increase Usage - Question 19 64