Broadband Internet Adoption Stalls in United States, Says Report

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Broadband growth in the United States has effectively stalled over the past five months, a possible victim of the economic slowdown, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Some 55 percent of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection, or a broadband connection, in their home, according to the report, "Home Broadband Adoption 2008." That number compares with 47 percent of adult Americans with broadband in early 2007, and 54 percent in December 2007. Hence broadband growth over the previous 12 or 13 months has dramatically tapered off.

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No, that's not what the report said Richard Bennett  –  Jul 02, 2008 7:29 PM PST

It actually says broadband adoption has stalled for the very rich and the very poor, but that it's continuing to grow for middle-income families, and shows lots of charts to that effect. I suggest you read the study and correct your post.