July 24, 2007

OECD Broadband Report Questioned - US Broadband Penetration Grows to 81.8% Among Active Internet Users - May 2007 Bandwidth Report

OECD Broadband Report Questioned - US Broadband Penetration Grows to 81.8% Among Active Internet Users - May 2007 Bandwidth Report

2006 broadband penetration data.

An excerpt:

"Over Half of US Households Subscribe to Broadband - US Broadband Penetration Grows to 82.2% Among Active Internet Users - June 2007 Bandwidth Report

Summary: 53% of all US households now subscribe to broadband, according to Leichtman Research Group. Internet use is strongly tied to income. For US households with annual incomes above $75,000, 92% subscribe to an Internet service. Among active Internet users, 82.2% subscribe to broadband, up over 10 percentage points from last year. 53% of all US households now subscribe to a broadband high-speed Internet service at home, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Broadband services now account for about 72% of all home Internet subscriptions - compared to 60% last year. Broadband adoption is strongly tied to household income. Just 45% of households with annual incomes below $30,000 subscribe to an Internet service at home - compared to 92% of households with annual incomes above $75,000. Broadband penetration among active Internet users grew to 82.18% in US homes in May, up over 10 percentage points from 71.76% last year."
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