Admit it. Somewhere, you keep a list of all Netflix series you need to watch. Likely, you and your friends are constantly comparing notes (guilty, so guilty) and you鈥檙e probably a millennial with a job. According to a new New York Times report on research conducted by analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson Research, younger more affluent households are the ones watching the most Netflix. Part of the reason why Netflix viewership seems limited to that demographic is because Netflix requires broadband speed Internet, which the other 44 percent of Americans don鈥檛 have

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The report found that 64聽percent of households with annual incomes of at least $100,000 and broadband subscribed to a streaming service in 2015. This was an increase from 56 percent in 2014.聽And though some of Netflix and other streaming services鈥 most popular shows are about the 40 and older sets (House of Cards聽and Bloodline,聽to name a few) it seems that older folks are not signing on.

The biggest percentage 鈥 81 percent to be specific 鈥 of streaming subscribers for Netflix and other services in 2015 was with聽broadband households younger than 35. This is up from 72 percent聽in just 2015. But Netflix is managing to woo some older people as the age group with the largest increase in share was with 45 to-54-year-olds,. That group of subscribers聽rose to 68 percent in 2015, from 55 percent in 2014. So in order to keep growing Netflix really needs to work on wooing that older set. We suggest some sort of CSI-type show to capture that coveted CBS crowd.

But even more important than Netflix and enjoying the overwhelming 鈥90s nostalgia that is Fuller House, is that this shows a lot of people can鈥檛 afford to get online.聽But the聽Federal Communications Commission is working to change that and just this week聽regulators聽revealed a new plan聽to offer subsidized聽broadband service. It would be an update of a plan originally launched by then President Ronald Reagan in 1985 that helped people afford landline phones (remember those?). It could now be applied to Internet services and聽would offer聽$9.25 a month聽to low-income households to help with the聽cost of broadband service. The proposal will be voted on聽on March 31.

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