Broadband Services: Global Outlook (Third Edition) – North America

This report analyzes the North American market for consumer broadband services, including adoption, provider activities, regulatory issues, technologies, and market trends. It examines the growth of broadband and the market forces that will shape the future of this industry.

The report explores global trends and the impact of wireless broadband on the fixed-line broadband market. It also includes broadband subscriber forecasts for North America and for the world through 2016.

“Broadband is a key enabling technology for the growth of the connected home and is a fundamental component of bundled services for operators,” said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. “Broadband penetration and speeds are increasing in all parts of the world, and service providers are eager to capture the best opportunities for revenue and market share. As penetration increases, however, new challenges have arisen that require new business models, services, and subscriber strategies.”

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The Bottom Line

1.0 Report Summary

1.1 Purpose and Scope of Report

1.2 Data Sources

1.3 Definition of Global Regions

2.0 State of the Market

2.1 Overview

2.2 North America

2.2.1    United States

2.2.2    Canada

3.0 Market Trends

3.1 The Evolution of Broadband Regulations

3.2 Broadband Service Trends

3.3 Wireless Broadband Services

4.0 Forecasts

4.1 Global Broadband Services Forecast

5.0 Glossary

5.1 Glossary of Terms

Companies Interviewed
Global Forecast Regions
Worldwide Broadband Households: 2011
Worldwide Share of Broadband Households: 2011
Average Measured Connection Speed by Country/Region
United States: Types of Broadband Access
United States: Internet Speed
United States: Comparison of Actual to Advertised Broadband Speeds
United States: Consumer Electronics Ownership / Usage
United States: Future Purchase Intention
United States: Digital Media Usage
United States: Important Video Sources
Broadband Service Data Caps for U.S. Operators
Broadband Subscriber Growth Rates for U.S. Operators
U.S. Service Provider Subscriber Figures
Broadband Subscriber Growth Rates for Canadian Operators
Canadian Service Provider Subscriber Figures
Stages of Broadband Regulatory Evolution
Service Providers’ 3G+/4G Network Deployment Plans
Broadband Services Forecast Methodology
North America Broadband Household Forecast: 2010-2016
Global Internet Household Forecast By Region: 2010-2016
Global Broadband Household Forecast by Region: 2010-2016
Rest-of-World Broadband Household Forecast by Region: 2010-2016
Worldwide Share of Broadband Homes: 2016

Publish Date: 1Q 2012

Pages: 49

Authored By:
Brett Sappington - Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst

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