Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), the leading independent research firm for the Internet, announced today that new research entitled “Broadband And New Devices Redefine The Internet” will be released at’s first eMediatainmentWorld, June 28, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

eMediatainmentWorld is the first and only conference and marketplace focused exclusively on the development and distribution of Internet-based media and entertainment content, services, and applications.

Summarizing five years of industry-leading research in online media and entertainment, Josh Bernoff, principal analyst for Forrester Research, is set to describe how broadband and new Internet devices will characterize thesecond wave of Internet media at a press conference kicking off the eMediatainmentWorld conference, Wednesday morning, June 28, at 10 a.m. in the California Ballroom.

Among the research data to be revealed are the informed projections that broadband will be found in 41 percent of all online households by the year2003 and that 43 percent of online households will use interactive TV or Web cell phones along with their PCs. Effects of these dramatic increases in the use of broadband and new devices will be felt in the areas of content downloading and media streaming, among others, according to the research.

“Entertainment and media companies think they have the Internet figured out, but they are about to find out just how wrong they are,” Bernoff said. “Many companies will have to completely rethink their current narrowband, PC-focusedonline strategies as a result of the findings I will present at the conference.”

Bernoff will be available for press interviews after the session. Members of the press who would like to attend any or all of eMediatainmentWorld,including this press conference, may contact Gary Robinson at Bender/Helper Impact at 310/473-4147 for registration information.

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