Despite a downturn in the overall economy in 2001, the average U.S. household increased its total telecommunications spending by 8%, according to a market information company, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS). Overall, expenditures for wireless and Internet increased significantly, up 16% and 20% in the fourth quarter of 2001, while toll and long distance services dropped sharply, down 13% and 15% respectively.
Household Spending for Wireless and Internet Connectivity Rises (June 2002)
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