Study: U.S. Broadband Adoption Leaps Despite Recession, Rising Prices


The recession may indeed be forcing you to cut back on some cellphone and cable television services, but apparently it will only get your high-speed Internet access when it pries your computer mouse from your cold, dead hands. The latest Pew Internet and American Life Project study, released Wednesday, shows broadband adoption growing in the face of a sour economy. The study put the adoption rate at 63 percent, up from 55 percent last year — with senior citizens and low-income Americans experiencing the largest growth rates year-over-year.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Uncategorized