Monday, April 19, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Broadband Penetration Surging

The Pew Internet & Life Project has released a report indicating that the number of home broadband subscribers has increased by 60% over the past year, mostly through new DSL subscriptions. Although DSL providers have dropped prices in an effort to close the gap with cable, price considerations do not appear to be driving the broadband migration. Increased performance over dial-up is. 36% of respondents made the switch to broadband at home because their connection "was too slow or frustrating." 26% cited the ability to download files faster. Only 3% said they switched because prices fell to a more affordable level.

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