Broadband Audience At Record High (Nielsen//NetRatings)
According to Nielsen//NetRatings, the total number of broadband users (denoting a high-speed connection to the Internet) surpassed 21 million during the month of November, an all-time high.
Broadband audience growth is outpacing other growth of the Internet audience. Approximately 20% of the active Internet population accessed the Internet using broadband in November, compared to less than 12% one year ago.
Nielsen//NetRatings is a partnership between NetRatings, INc, Nielsen Media Research and ACNielsen, which collects real-time data from more than 233,000 individuals with access to the Internet in 29 countries.
This is an essential statistic to consider when designing your website. While this increase in broadband users is great news for those who want to create graphics-heavy websites, or use streaming media or other bandwidth-consuming presentations, remember this:
80 percent of those who use the Internet in the U.S. are still using their slow dial-up connections!
Note that this covers all Internet users.
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