Average American watches TV 14 hours a week, broadband American – 12 hours a week

Broadband Internet surfers in North America watch 2 fewer hours of television per week than do those without Internet access, while those using a dial-up connection watch 1.5 fewer hours of TV, Forrester Research says. Broadband Internet users watch just 12 hours of TV per week, compared with 14 hours for those who are offline. Forrester also predicts that the number of broadband households in the US, which already soared to 31 mln at the end of last year from 2.6 mln in 1999, will swell to 71.4 mln by 2010.