90% of U.S. Computer Households Have Broadband

According to Leichtman Research Group, nearly 90% of U.S. households that use a laptop or desktop computer at home currently subscribe to a broadbandInternet service. Five years ago, 65% of households with a computer subscribed to a broadband service.

The research also indicates that 91% of all households with annual incomes of more than $50,000 subscribe to a broadband service at home, compared to 68% of households with incomes of $30,000-$50,000 and 47% of households with incomes under $30,000. Some 41% of households with annual incomes of less than $30,000 do not have a computer at home, compared to 3% of households with incomes of more than $50,000.

Other findings include:



  • 65% with broadband are very satisfied with their Internet service at home, while 3% are not satisfied.


  • While 76% with broadband don't know the speed of their Internet connection, 63% of broadband subscribers rate the speed of their Internet connection 8-10, and 6% rate it 1-3.


  • 2% of all online households say broadband is not available in their area, compared to 6% in 2008.


  • 1.3% of all households are interested in getting broadband, but say it is not available in their area.


  • 0.6% of all households are interested in getting broadband, but cite cost as an obstacle.


  • 0.6% of households have an iPad, tablet computer, or video-capable eReader, but do not use a laptop or desktop at home.


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