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US Broadband Penetration Breaks 90% among Active Internet Users - July 2008 Bandwidth Report

Summary: For the first time, US broadband penetration broke ninety percent among active Internet users in June 2008.

For the first time, US broadband penetration broke ninety percent among active Internet users in June 2008. Broadband jumped to 90.5% in June, up 0.53 percentage points over the previous month.

Home Connectivity in the US

US broadband penetration grew to 90.49% in June 2008. Dial-up users connecting at 56Kbps or less now make up 9.51% of active Internet users, down 0.53 percentage points from 10.04% in May 2008 (see Figure 1).

Web Connection Speed Trends June 2008 - U.S. home users

Figure 1: Web Connection Speed Trends - Home Users (US)
Source: Nielsen Online

Broadband Growth Trends in the US

In June 2008, broadband penetration among active Internet users in US homes grew by 0.53 percentage points to 90.49%, up from 89.96% in May. This increase of 0.53 points is below the average increase in broadband of 0.61 points per month over the last six months (see Figure 2).

Broadband Penetration Growth Trend - June 2008 - U.S. home users

Figure 2. Broadband Adoption Growth Trend - Home Users (US)
Extrapolated from Nielsen Online data

Work Connectivity

As of June 2008, 96.47% of US workers connected to the Internet with broadband, up 0.52 percentage points from the 95.95% share in May. At work, 3.53% connect at 56Kbps or less (see Figure 3).

Web Connection Speed Trends - June 2008 - U.S. work users

Figure 3: Web Connection Speed Trends - Work Users (US)
Source: Nielsen Online

Further Reading

Nielsen Online
Provided the US broadband penetration data for active Internet users for the Bandwidth Report.

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