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Research: 90% US homes take Internet service

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 90 per cent of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 84 per cent in 2017, and 74 per cent in 2007. Broadband accounts for 99 per cent of households with an Internet service at home, and 89 per cent of all households get a […]

December 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Record UK rollout of faster Internet

More than four in ten UK homes can now access faster, more reliable Internet connections, as the rollout of full-fibre technology continues at record pace. Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which measures the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK, found that full-fibre connections are now available to 12.4 million households (42 per […]

December 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Microsoft, Viasat Internet access partnership

Microsoft and satellite operator Viasat have agreed a new partnership to help deliver Internet access to 10 million people around the globe, including 5 million across Africa. Viasat is the first satellite partner to work with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, and together they will deepen Airband’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Guatemala, […]

December 15, 2022

Research: 825K Q3 US broadband ads

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 825,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2022, similar to a pro forma gain of about 820,000 subscribers in Q3 2021. […]

November 16, 2022

Data: 2.7bn people still off-net

​An estimated 2.7 billion people – or one-third of the world’s population – remain unconnected to the Internet in 2022. Data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, point to slower growth in the number of Internet users than at the height of the pandemic. An […]

September 20, 2022

Analysis: Economy fears impact US Home Ent spend

Noting high inflation figures in the US, actionable intelligence firm Aluma suggests that households are realising that the economy is only at the beginning of what will be a long recovery. “It is in this context that home decision-makers search for ways to reduce expenses, among them communication and home media services,” it says. When […]

September 15, 2022

Research: US internet twice as fast as EU

Both the US and the European Union saw median internet speeds rise dramatically in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, the Fair Internet Report found that the increase slowed significantly across the west in 2021. While both the US and EU continued to make gains, the pace of change was more than cut in […]

April 5, 2022

Study: Global broadband less affordable in 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​Internet connectivity became less affordable around the world in 2021, according to the latest statistical analysis by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI). The share of people’s incomes spent on fixed broadband and mobile Internet services increased globally last year, in parallel with upticks in demand and usage compared […]

March 18, 2022

Report: Half US homes receive true broadband Internet

Despite the growing reliance on connected technology, the new Broadband America report from The NPD Group reveals that only 50 per cent of homes in the continental US have true broadband speed of 25Mbps download or higher. In fact, 34 per cent of homes receive internet access at speeds of less than 5Mbps, including 15 […]

March 10, 2022

Research: 87% US homes Internet subs

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 87 per cent of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 83 per cent in 2016 and 69 per cent in 2006. Broadband accounts for 98 per cent of households with an Internet service at home, and 85 per cent of all households get a […]

December 30, 2021