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Broadband Adoption Rates Soar, According to New Study


Monday, May 29, 2006; 04:18 AM

Adoption of high-speed internet at home grew twice as fast in the year prior to March 2006 than in the same time frame from 2004 to 2005.  That is the main conclusion from the Home Broadband Adoption 2006 study, conducted by Pew Internet & American Life project.

Middle-income Americans accounted for much of the increase in 2006, along with African Americans and new internet users coming online with broadband at home. At the end of March 2006, 42% of Americans had high-speed at home, up from 30% in March 2005, or a 40% increase. And 48 million Americans -- mostly those with high-speed at home -- have posted content to the internet.

The entire study is available for download as PDF document at http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Broadband_trends2006.pdf . 

Pew Internet & American Life Project is a Washington-based non-profit organization, created with the goal of "studying the social effects of the internet on Americans."



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