Even in the United States and Canada, where fixed Internet access generally is widely available, a growing percentage of people rely on mobile access to the Internet.
About 80 percent of people living in the United States and Canada own at least one mobile phone and use it monthly in 2015. More than 70 percent of all mobile users have a smartphone and about
60 percent of North America's residents use a mobile phone to access the web in 2015.
That means something like 42 percent of mobile phone users access the Internet on their phones.
By 2018, that percentage will climb to 70 percent.
About 81 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations will go online at least once a month in 2015, according to eMarketer.
Within four years, 83 percent of residents in North America are expected to access the web regularly.