Monday, March 20, 2006

Two-Thirds In U.S. Have Broadband

"In February, the number of households with high-speed connections rose 28 percent to 95.5 million from 74.3 million in the same month a year ago, Nielsen/NetRatings said. That amounted to 68 percent of the U.S. online population. Nearly three-quarters of Americans can get on the Internet from home. " The Bells love-hate this. To get to this penetration number they had to drop their DSL rates to $15. VZ added 600k users and claims it ran out of DSLAMs. But at the same time home users are burning up bandwidth on video sharing at iFilm, Y!, YouTube, etc. ----- If the pipe is $15, and entertainment is available from other providers (like Starz, CinemaNow, iFilm), the Bells ain't making much. And that pisses them off!

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