Friday, October 07, 2005

2 out of 5 in the US have broadband access

I knew that broadband access in the US (like the Netherlands) was growing fast...but not this fast. I think this means that some of the new radio technologies such as HD-Radio and DRM has got an uphill struggle on their hands.

NEW YORK – September 28, 2005 - Nielsen//NetRatings, today announced that the number of Americans with broadband access reached 42 percent of the U.S. population in August, increasing 16 percent since the beginning of this year. In January 2005, 103.8 million Americans had broadband access; by August, that figure had grown to 120.8 million. These figures were compiled from the Nielsen//NetRatings panel and report the connection speeds of those with Internet access at home. Carriers have responded to the growing demand for lower cost broadband, and all indications are that this trend will continue."

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