Illinois broadband connections outnumber landlines

Mar 22, 2011

The number of broadband Internet connections in Illinois has exceeded the number of phone landlines for the first time.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports:

  • The number of high-speed Internet connections in the state rose to 6.4 million last year.
  • Meanwhile, phone landlines fell to 6.2 million, a 31 percent drop.
  • Both are dwarfed by the number of Illinois wireless subscribers - about 11.6 million last year.

An official with the Illinois Commerce Commission predicts broadband will continue to grow as landlines decrease.