Broadband consumption increase 38-fold over a decade

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by IIA

DECEMBER 9, 2020

Internet data and analytics company DecisionData used historical data from FCC annual reports to map out the rapid increase in broadband consumption over the past decade. Their analysis found that the average household is using 38x the amount of internet data they were 10 years ago and 3.5x that of five years ago. If this trend continues, DecisionData estimates that within the next three years average household usage is likely to exceed 1 TB of data per month – an almost 200% increase from 2020’s estimated monthly average.

Much of this rapid growth is attributed to the growing popularity of streaming video services and proliferation of connected devices.

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