Asia dominates fixed broadband statistics

Broadband is growing so rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region that it "is becoming a utility," according to Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh. "It means that even during times of economic recession, people are still not giving up their broadband connection."

Mersh used figures from a report by Point Topic to back up his claims. Forty-two percent of global broadband subscribers are in the Asian markets--up from 40 percent last year--and fixed broadband is growing at a rate of 16.21 percent in that market, nearly double what's happening in the U.S.

These figures indicate "how vital it is has become to businesses, residential consumers and countries," Mersh said.

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- The China Post has this story

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