PEW report on broadband adoption – 47% have high speed at home

The PEW Internet and American Life project published an update last week on American’s access to the Internet: Home Broadband Adoption 2007

The report finds that nearly half (47%) of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a February 2007 survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 42% in early 2006 and 30% in early 2005. Among individuals who use the internet at home, 70% have a high-speed connection while 23% use dialup.

Or, put visually:

Home Broadband Versus Dialup

The report goes into more detailed breakdowns or rural, urban, and suburban households in terms of broadband versus dialup, and also considers African-Americans and Latinos.

Broadband Snapshot

Download the full report

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the link. I’ve seen some estimates that 90% of Korean households are wired for broadband.

    I just find it peculiar that a country known for inefficient markets (Chaebols and other anti-competitive measures) is far ahead of us.

    We give geographic “franchises” out to our cable companies. I suspect that these aren’t competitive enough and that the price hasn’t fallen as much as it should have. On top of that, our services are of very poor quality and are often throttled for various reasons.

    4G technologies should solve the geography challenge once we have them in place. Which means the cell phone companies, tower companies, and content providers should make a lot of loot.

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