Friday, June 13, 2008

Study: consumers lust after high-speed broadband, not HDTV

...countries like South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong all have relatively high percentages of broadband connections over 5Mbps (64, 48, and 35 percent, respectively), while only 20 percent of US connections fall into that category. When it comes to just "fast" connectivity (over 2Mbps), the US ranked at number 24 in the list—South Korea once again came out on top, followed by Belgium and Switzerland...the average download speed in the US was a mere 1.9Mbps...lower than Canada, many western European countries, Japan, and Korea...the US has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to broadband speeds.

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