Om Malik reports that broadband growth slowed in 2008 -- still grew, but much slower than previous years. While this is not a big shock considering the economy, it is worthy to look at the actual numbers -- total growth from the telephone companies and cable companies was 5.4M connections for the entire year. This does not include mobile wireless, WISPs or other "alternate" broadband connectivity.
In California, an aggressive in-state public awareness campaign will begin soon -- the goal is million new broadband connections by June 2010. I'll keep you posted of details in future postings.