71 mln Northern Americans to have broadband by 2010, 42.7% of US households will use DVRs

Forrester says US broadband households increased from 19% in 2003 to 29% in 2004. Forrester predicted that the number of North American broadband users will reach 71 mln by 2010. Home network households are set to nearly quadruple in the next five years, to 46.5%. 10% of US households used DVRs in 2005, 42.7% will use them in 2010. The greatest increases in popularity from 2000 to 2010 will be for DVD players, camera phones and digital cameras, the study said. The least growth will be displayed by the PDA and the video game console, the market shares of which will only grow from 18.2% to 31.9% and 40.9% to 48.8%, respectively.