Home Internet Service Penetration Plateaus: LRG

Shoring up the notion that home internet service penetration is plateauing, about 84% of US homes now get that service, up 1% from 2012’s levels, and up from 74% in 2007, Leichtman Research Group found in a new broadband-focused study. However, “broadband”-class service (i.e., non dial-up) now accounts for 98% of homes with internet service at home, and 82% of all homes get a broadband internet service – that’s up from 76% in 2012, and 53% in 2007. Additionally, some 75% of adults access the internet on a smartphone, up from 44% in 2012, LRG found in the study – Broadband Internet in the U.S. 2017, which was based on a telephone survey of 1,203 U.S. homes. It is LRG’s 15th annual study on the topic. Among other findings, LRG said 16% of homes only get internet service at home, down from 41% in 2012. And some 91% of all homes access the internet either at home and/or on a smartphone, up from 85% in 2012.


Home Internet Service Penetration Plateaus: LRG