Zogby Survey Finds Americans Embracing Broadband
More than half of Americans are ready to replace cable and satellite with broadband, nearly nine in ten expect video cell phone calls in the near future, and Americans are adapting fast -with some reservations- to rapidly changing technologies. Those are the conclusions of a Zogby survey, sponsored by Redback Networks, of 1000 Americans that was released this week.
The survey found that 53 percent of Americans surveyed are prepared to switch to broadband TV from cable and satellite. But it also found them very concerned about safety, with 74 percent of respondents believing a more video-based Internet may be “more dangerous for kids.” However, just over half of those asked said parents and individuals are themselves responsible for making sure broadband technology is safe.
There was much talk in the survey about BlackBerries as well. Three-fourths of respondents agreed with the statement that it is “rude” to use a BlackBerry or other such device during a meeting or meal, while 70 percent agreed that the devices can be “addictive.” Meanwhile, 12 percent of those asked reported either getting into a car accident, or nearly doing so, because they used their smartphone device while driving.