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Broadband Indispensible to Americans, Survey Finds

June 19, 2009View for printing

Broadband Immune to Effects of Recession

With the current economic climate, more and more Americans are tightening their belts and doing away with luxury items. Dry-cleaning, a morning latte, a plethora of TV channels - things once part of Americans' daily lives are being cut-back in this time of economic hardship. However, in a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, Internet and American Life Project, home broadband adoption has reached an all time high, and high-speed Internet is no longer considered just a luxury by most Americans - it is a necessity. The percentage of broadband users has increased from 55 percent in May 2008 to 63 percent in April 2009 - placing the Internet in the ‘must keep' category for many Americans.

By Casey Mayville

Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/696337

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