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Home Connectivity in the US:
As of April 2003, most users in the US connect to the Internet using dial-up modems of 56Kbps or less. 51.13% use 56Kbps modems, 9.47% use 28/33.3Kbps, and 3.95% use 14.4Kbps modems. All told 64.55% of home users in the US connect to the Internet at 56Kbps or less. (See the May 2003 Bandwidth Report.)
Broadband Growth in the US:
Broadband penetration in US homes jumped 1.7% in April. As of April 2003 broadband penetration was at 35.45%, up from 33.78% in March. This is higher than the average increase in broadband of 1.2% per month from October 2002 to March 2003. Extrapolating the data provided by Nielsen//NetRatings, broadband share in the US should exceed 50% by June of 2004. (See the May 2003 Bandwidth Report.)
Most workers in the US enjoy high-speed
connections to the Internet. Most use a high-speed line such as a T1 connection,
and share bandwidth between computers connected to a network. The speed
of each connection decreases as more employees hook up to the LAN. As of
April of 2003, of those connected to the Internet, 69.3% of US users at
work enjoy a high-speed connection, up from 68.9% in March. 30.7% connect
from work at 56Kbps or less.
About The Bandwidth Report:
The Bandwidth Report is a monthly roundup of connectivity trends in the US and elsewhere. Each month's bandwidth report offers the latest statistics in Internet connectivity and broadband trends, including:
Home Connectivity in the US
The May 2003 Bandwidth Report is
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