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Broadband Internet Surfers Watching Less TV

By Evan Jacobs — August 2nd, 2005

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadband Internet surfers in North America watch two fewer hours of television per week than do those without Internet access, while those using a dial-up connection watch 1.5 fewer hours of TV.

The data comes from a Forrester Research study released Tuesday that uses what it calls the longest-running survey of its kind, counting nearly 69,000 people in the U.S. and Canada as participants. Broadband Internet users watch just 12 hours of TV per week, compared with 14 hours for those who are offline, according to the study, "The State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2005." Forrester also predicts that the number of broadband households in the U.S., which already soared from 2.6 million in 1999 to 31 million at the end of last year, will swell to 71.4 million by 2010.