Technology Futures Inc.

Excerpted from TFI's report:
Forecasts for Higher Bandwidth Broadband Services
Lawrence K. Vanston, Ph.D.,
President, Technology Futures, Inc.

Chart 1

Broadband Households by Nominal Data Rate, Percentage of Households

The upper curve shows TFI's forecast for broadband penetration in general. The bell-shaped curves show successive broadband generations broadband, each characterized by a higher nominal data rate. These curves reflect the general tendency for bandwidth demand to increase along with computing power and memory. An important transition begins in 2006 with the 24 Mb/s generation, which will require fiber optics to, or close to, the home.

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