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EMarketer: 88% Of U.S. Households To Have Broadband By 2010

Eighty-eight percent of U.S. households will be broadband enabled by the year 2010--up from 59 percent in 2005, according to a report released Thursday by eMarketer. The pace of growth globally is set to match, the report claims. "The number of broadband households continues to grow apace," the report stated. "At the end of 2005, there were 195 million broadband households worldwide, up from 142 million in 2004, an increase of 37 percent. Latin America leads the world in growth rate, with their broadband subscriber growth at 70.7 percent from 2004 to 2005, compared to Western Europe at 42.2 percent, Asia-Pacific at 37.7 percent, and the U.S. at 27.7 percent.

--Shankar Gupta

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