What do leaders from cable TV, satellite TV, broadcast, telephone, government, academia and technology equipment industries think is more attractive to consumers, HDTV or high-speed Internet data rates?
By a significant margin — 40 percent versus about 25 percent — high-speed Internet data rates are viewed by executives, engineers and consultants from these industries as the top draw for consumers.
According to the results of a new survey from Pike & Fischer Broadband Advisory Services, high-speed data rates won out over several advanced communications services. In the spring, the Silver Spring, MD-based market research company asked survey participants to rank a variety of advanced services on a scale of one to five, with five being the most attractive to consumers. High-speed data rates stood far above the other advanced services.
“This suggests to us that, while multichannel video providers may be spending a lot of their ad dollars promoting their HD channels and their ‘triple-play’ bundles, they still rely on their broadband speeds to seal the deal with customers,” said Scott Sleek, director of Pike & Fischer’s Broadband Advisory Services.
The results were released last week at Pike & Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The findings are based on more than 280 responses received.
For more information, visit www.broadbandpolicysummit.com.