"Despite the growing popularity of connected devices in the home, including smart devices, streaming media players, and smart TVs, a new report from The NPD Group reveals that 31% of U.S. households do not currently have a broadband connection (25Mbps per second download speed or greater). This equates to roughly 100 million consumers, totaling nearly one-third of the U.S. population, and the vast majority of these consumers are in rural markets."
Tag: broadband access
State and local governments are busy spending stimulus funds on shovel-ready highway and bridge repair projects but did you know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also provides forget_connected broadband investment? The feds are ready to spend $7.2 billion to boost broadband access to residential markets. A study recently released by PivotMedia indicates that the rural market for residential broadband access is particularly attractive.