While disparities in Internet use persist among racial and ethnic groups, smartphones appear to be helping to bridge the digital divide, according to a report issued by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier this month.

Executive Summary

Disparities in Internet usage persist among racial and ethnic groups, but smartphones may be starting to bridge the digital divide, according to a U.S. Census Bureau, showing usage statistics for 2011.

The findings are part of the latest Census Bureau report, Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2011, which provides analysis of computer and Internet use for households and individuals.

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