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The beehivors may have gotten bigger, but the internet hasn’t.
That’s because there are only so many internet connections, and there are very few of them, so how many people are using them is another matter entirely.
The latest Nielsen internet traffic report shows that more than 1 billion people were using the internet in the first quarter of 2018, and that’s up almost three million from the same quarter a year ago.
Nielsen, which has been tracking internet usage, reports that the number of people using the network grew by about a third.
The biggest increases came in the form of smartphone users, with an average of 6.8 million people accessing the network in the quarter.
This comes despite a decline in the number in the past year, according to Nielsen.
There were 6.6 million internet users using smartphones in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of last year, down from 8.6 billion the previous year.
But even with these drops, people were still connecting to the internet.
About one in four Americans used their smartphone or tablet to access the internet, up from one in five in the previous quarter.
The biggest decrease was seen in those who did not have a mobile device.
More than one in six Americans still used their phone to access content online.