Report: Fixed Broadband on ‘Thin Ice’ as More People Embrace Broadband Cord Cutting

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Fixed broadband is “on thin ice” in the US as the mobile first generation may be fueling broadband cord cutting, according to ReportLinker. Although the majority of households still access the Internet via fixed connections (cable, telecommunication, fiber, etc.), nearly 4 in 10 said they usually use mobile for home Internet access, according to the research.

ReportLinker points to Census Bureau data as further evidence of broadband cord cutting. According to the Department of Commerce agency’s report, the number of US households that rely solely on mobile devices and wireless network connectivity for Internet access doubled to 20 percent between 2013 and 2015. The shift is particularly strong among young adults.


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