Skip to content

Internet in the US home

September 7, 2012

I just found an Internet research study from LRG, http://www.leichtmanresearch.com/press/090412release.html

It’s interesting to note that the vast majority of US homes that have an Internet connection use high speed now, up a lot from 5 years ago. Makes me wonder if the idea of website access has changed a bit over the years. People would say make the site light so that it will load fast over dial up, now it may not be as big of an issue, but considerations as to whom the site is for must be continually taken. As a government site or library site should be accessible from dial up a game site may not have that need.

This study was only looking at US homes, other Internet connected places most likely use high speed – I’m thinking of libraries, schools and businesses. So a site made specifically for fast dial up loading is most likely going to be for a specific group of people and not really for the general populace, as we mostly have a high speed connection.

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. derek permalink*
    September 7, 2012 10:06 am

    Very nice find. One other thing to keep in mind is the use of bandwidth over mobile devices which is a sort of rerun of the old low bandwidth issue.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: