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Broadband Growth Not So Bad

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

The survey, conducted by Pew in April, found that 63 percent of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15 percent increase over the year previous, in which was 55 percent of adult Americans.

“Broadband adoption appears to have been largely immune to the effects of the current economic recession,” said John Horrigan, Associate Director of Research, in the report. “In the April survey, more than twice as many respondents said they had cut back or cancelled a cell phone plan or cable TV service than said the same about their internet service.”

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Drew Clark is the Chairman of the Broadband Breakfast Club. He tracks the development of Gigabit Networks, broadband's impact, and the universal service fund @BroadbandCensus. He is also Of Counsel with the firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP. The articles and posts on BroadbandBreakfast.com and affiliated social media, including LinkedIN, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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