Broadband: Fastest Adoption of New Tech in History?

According to this Register story, which quotes a new study from broadband researcher Point Topic, the answer is yes. In under four years, broadband has reached more than 100 million installs worldwide, which beats cell phones – they took over five years. (Funny, but I recall having DSL before 1999,…

broadbandAccording to this Register story, which quotes a new study from broadband researcher Point Topic, the answer is yes. In under four years, broadband has reached more than 100 million installs worldwide, which beats cell phones – they took over five years. (Funny, but I recall having DSL before 1999, but…never mind). If you want to read the study, it’s here… Of note: China is poised to eclipse Korea in broadband growth…if you want to track China and tech, I highly recommend China Digital News – I was one of several midwives to it at Berkeley last semester…

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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