Survey data collected from several different households pinpoint the problem of accessibility as arising from issues of infrastructure, affordability, skills and more. In terms of infrastructure, not all governments are seen to provide for the right infrastructure needed for people to connect. It is seen that fast speed connections that the 3G coverages are not available globally. There is lack of electricity as well in many countries around the world. A second major issue for households seems to be affordability. The affordability of the internet connection is a very major point for households. It is not just the devices that are usable, but it is observed that the form of monthly or annual pay would serve as a barrier for people who want to get the internet connections. With a major part of the world population still struggling to make just above the poverty line, the issue of personal and household finances is a major determinant for internet access and use. Even if accessibility is not impacted because of the income and affordability, the form of internet device that is sought or used will change based on the user personal finances. Some users would be able to afford broadband services, some users will be able to afford only dial up services, so the speed of the internet, the quality that they can afford will be impacted based on household income. On a similar note, it can be stated that person determinants such as the skills of person, their culture and more would have an impact. Some would not be educated and this would be a barrier for them towards understanding the significance of the internet, some would have cultural issues. For instance, in some countries that internet would be used more by men than women. In addition, the local issues such as language could affect the adoption of the internet. It is identified that around 80% identified through the STATA analysis of the given data (UKDA Information for Study 6114) in online context is generated only in a few languages and this English is a majority. Language issues hence are observed to be a significant impact on accessibility. The below data from UKDA study represents the statistics about internet access based on various parameters.
The accessibility and reasons for accessibility varied based on age. It was assessed that around eight adults in every ten adults would use the internet daily. Now it was observed that in the online use trends, sending and receiving of emails was probably the most covered activity for the age group of 35 and above. Therefore, accessibility concerns for this age group rested on checking of mails. For much younger age groups, the concerns were different. Some groups were linked to gaming, and some relied on the internet for education purposes etc.