90% of US households with computers have broadband

I find this absolutely amazing. I can still remember my first dial-up ISP with its 14.4 and XXXX@ix.netcom.com email address. Now to think that NINETY percent of all US homes have broadband… I would love to see what the standard will be in 2030.


Broadband penetration in the U.S. is continuing to grow, and now stands at 90 percent of U.S. households that have a computer at home, according to Broadband Access & Services in the Home 2012, a study by Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Five years ago, 65 percent of households with a computer subscribed to broadband service, LRG notes. Its research shows that broadband subscriptions go up with household incomes.

Annual Household Income

Use a Computer at Home

Internet at Home

Broadband at Home

Under $30,000








Over $50,000




“While higher-income households remain most likely to subscribe to a broadband service, computers in the home also increases with household income,” said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, Inc. “Disparities in computer ownership are the true roots of the broadband divides in the US.”

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