Corporate Info
Online Education
Jobs and Marketplaces
News and Information
Investor Relations
Press Releases
Careers Navigation

Press Releases


(New York, NY - November 4, 2004) -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today released the results of its first wireless home bandwidth report, entitled "A Portrait of the Wireless Digital Home in 2009." The report forecasts the wireless home networking requirements for the broadband home from 2004 through 2009 and highlights important implications for consumer electronics and networking vendors.

The JupiterResearch report found that wireless bandwidth requirements for the typical broadband home with a wireless network will grow from less than 3 Mbps in 2004 to a likely 57 Mbps in 2009, with tech-savvy households of three individuals requiring up to 84 Mbps, driven primarily by changes in home use of consumer electronics and changing consumption patterns for digital media at home. Overall, in 2004 some 7.5 million U.S. households have a home network that is at least partly wireless. JupiterResearch forecasts that the number of wireless home network households in the U.S. will rise to 34.3 million by 2009.

The top reason consumers install a home wireless network is for sharing Internet access, according to a recent JupiterResearch consumer survey cited in the report. But alternative uses of wireless networks, such as streaming music from one's PC to the home stereo, are experiencing a quick uptake according to information from leading vendors in this area.

Streaming content will represent one of the biggest shifts in behavior as consumers move away from un-linked distributed devices to centralized storage, management and synchronization of media centers. "Consumers are beginning to shift their paradigms for Internet access, home networking and digital content management," said Julie Ask, a research director at JupiterResearch. "The number of consumer electronics devices using a wireless network in the home could explode over the next five years, driving bandwidth requirements beyond today's offerings," she added.

"To exploit this trend, consumer electronics manufacturers will increasingly need to conceive of their products as always-on nodes in a wireless network," said David Schatsky, Senior Vice President of Research at JupiterResearch, "while vendors of wireless networking gear will need to adapt their products for a role as consumer electronics and digital media enablers."

The complete findings of this report are immediately available to JupiterResearch clients online. For additional information on the report or JupiterResearch's Wi-Fi Mobility service visit or contact Kieran Kelly, Vice President of Global Sales and Client Service, at 1-800-481-1212 or [email protected]

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), (, headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images, research and events for information technology, business and creative professionals. JupiterWeb, the online division of Jupitermedia, operates four distinct online networks: and for IT and business professionals; for developers; and for interactive marketers. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by approximately 20 million users and generate approximately 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 3.5 million images online serving creative professionals with products like Comstock Images, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, and; JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 14 vertical markets; and JupiterEvents, which produces offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics, including Search Engine Strategies and Wi-Fi Planet.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties address a variety of subjects including, for example, the competitive environment in which Jupitermedia competes; the unpredictability of Jupitermedia's future revenues, expenses, cash flows and stock price; Jupitermedia's ability to integrate acquired businesses, products and personnel into its existing businesses; Jupitermedia's dependence on a limited number of advertisers; and Jupitermedia's ability to protect its intellectual property. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Jupitermedia's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date of this press release, and Jupitermedia assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements after the date hereof.

Lisa DiGiacomo
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
[email protected]

All current Jupiter Research press releases can be found online at

All current Jupitermedia Corporation press releases can be found on the World Wide Web at