Poll: Is broadband just always-on?
Whilst the benefits of broadband are often described in terms of speed, its uses are far wider with an always-on connection and a change in lifestyle bringing the Internet closer to your everyday life, rather than something you spend an hour each night browsing.
We recently ran a poll to ask users how much data they transferred each month on their broadband connection, with interesting results indicating that there was a great deal of spread within the categories we provided:
Out of the 15,007 respondents, there was no clear leader between the groups using above 2 GB although what is quite surprising and positive, is that over half of respondents indicated they use more than 5 GB per month indicating that broadband is starting to become an increasing part of our lives.
What was perhaps more surprising (and possibly due to a self-selecting respondent base) was that only 17.9% of respondents did not know how much bandwidth they used, something that wouldn't necessarily be tracked in most cases unless the user was on a restricted plan. This may also explain some of the results indicating high usage is common.