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65.7% of Americans to have broadband by 2009

Ipsos Public Affairs found that 37% of online households in the US used dial-up by December 2005, compared to the 61% who used broadband. 2% were not sure.

Ipsos Public Affairs found that 37% of online households in the US used dial-up by December 2005, compared to the 61% who used broadband. 2% were not sure. According to the Yankee Group research published on eMarketer, 40.1% of US online users were using broadband in 2005, 49.7% in 2006, 55.4% in 2007, 62% in 2008 and 65.7% in 2009. Dial up share was 36.9% in 2005. That will fall to 31% in 2006, 26.3% in 2007, 22.4% in 2008 and 19.5% in 2009. More than 30% of consumers say that they just don't want broadband, and about 14% say they feel dial-up is adequate for their needs. Less than 10% are not able to get broadband access in their area.