It seems pretty clear that the last half of 2016 had a surge in activity for mobile communications. Pew Research and the Pew Internet Survey have some excellent data and analysis the explore the trends and explain the future of these technologies in daily life. Their latest report details the ownership of smartphones and access to broadband at home. Another has the straightforward facts about broadband and how consumers use it. Whether you are an analyst or researcher, or a curious executive, the Pew studies are always a good place to start, with strong methodologies and an independent vantage point.