Every year Forrester Research conducts its North American Consumer Technology Adoption Study Benchmark Survey, the 2006 version of which, it just released. This survey of 66,707 US and Canadian households looks at how consumers use technology and how that has altered over the past few years. Not surprisingly, broadband Internet and portable electronics are gaining strength and more and more consumers are looking to the Web for shopping.
Some findings from the study:
Forty-one percent of North American households now have broadband Internet access at home -- up from 29 percent at the end of 2004.