Data Overview Report

Benchmark 2008: Broadband Dominates The Home Internet Access Market

North American Consumer Technographics

July 21st, 2008
Sally Cohen
With contributors:
Michelle de Lussanet , Remy Fiorentino , Dan Wilkos


As broadband sailed past the majority mark in 2007, telcos pushed ahead of their cable competition on the strength of competitive pricing for DSL and new fiber deployments. More specifically, the low cost of AT&T's DSL service has helped the telco win the top market share spot, as even price-sensitive dial-up customers switched to high-speed. The growth in adoption of broadband at home may have led consumers — especially the youngest generation, Gen Y — to seek a connection to the Web outside of the home, as more consumers got "hooked" on the always-on, high-speed availability of content and communications.

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