US internet users spent more time on mobile hotspots in November than any month in 2017, according to new data from Google.
The number of hotspots reported to Google rose 11.4 percent year-over-year, to 4.5 million, as the number of people in US cities increased from 7.5 billion to 9.1 billion.
The US still trails Europe as the world’s most mobile-connected nation, with 5.6 billion mobile hotsps in 2020, according the company.
Google’s data is based on searches on the company’s own “mobile hotspot” website.
The latest data, published by Google Analytics, shows a 4.6 percent increase in hotspot activity across all US cities in November.
Google also found a 10.4 percentage increase in internet browsing activity for people aged 20 to 34 in the US last month.
The US internet usage data was collected via the Google Trends app.
Google did not respond to requests for comment.