Wifi and how it is used is changing the face of mass transit. According to SinglePoint, an exclusive U.S. distributor of Wifi in Motion, the demand for wifi in transit is growing. At least 91% of wifi users expect mobile wifi on the road and 81% prefer wireless internet over 3G for even simple things like surfing the web, downloading data and sending email. Most commuters, 71%, carry wifi enabled devices during their commute and 68% say that they are willing to watch ads in exchange for free access.
By 2007, millennials (people ages 18-34) accounted for 35% of all mass transit commuters. All the while, those that drive cars are decreasing. In 1995, 20.8% of 21-30 year olds drove a car while commuting. That figure has decreased to 13.7% in 2009. Of all millennials, 35% would be rather give up their vehicle than their computer or mobile device.
People are also staying increasingly connected while out of work. Eighty percent of U.S. workers say that they continue to work after leaving the office and 69% of people don’t go to bed without checking their email first.
Curious to know more about the importance of mobile wifi? See the infographic below.