Worldwide, the ranks of broadband-enabled hotels will grow from 14,300 properties in 2004 to nearly 54,000 properties in 2009, reports In-Stat. Broadband services have penetrated North America limited service properties at a much more rapid pace than expected, and that region will continue to see growth over the next few years. North America is currently the largest region for hotel broadband, representing approximately two-thirds of total properties connected. In terms of total market, defined as all travel accommodations worldwide, broadband will have only penetrated 3.4% in 2004, growing to 11.4% in 2009. Acquisitions will continue to change the provider landscape.
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