Silver Spring, Md. – Approximately 4 million U.S. households will become new
high-speed Internet customers this year, down 10% from 2009, according to a new
forecast by Pike & Fischer.
The firm estimates that about 65% of U.S. households
will be broadband-connect by year’s end.
Telephone companies are expected to
face a particularly difficult year, as they continue to lose DSL customers,
which still account for the bulk of their subscribers.
Newer wireless services,
however, should see an uptick in adoption, with Clearwire’s WiMax leading the