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Pike & Fischer: Broadband Sub Growth To Fall In 2010

The FCC probably shouldn't wait too long to issue that
broadband plan on how to spur broadband deployment and adoption.

According to predictions by Pike & Fischer, high-speed
Internet sign-ups are expected to decline by 10% in 2010 over this year's

According to a new market research report, cable is expected
to add 2.1 million new broadband subs, and phone companies 1.7 million.

The total number of broadband homes is predicted to top 77
million, or about 65%.  That still leaves
35% without what the FCC sees as a lifeline to the digital future.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.