Overall, broadband grew by 1.09 percentage points in August, with 38.9% of US home users enjoying a high-speed connection. 61.1% of US home users dial into the Internet with “narrowband” connections of 56Kbps or less.* Korea leads all countries in broadband adoption per 100 inhabitants, while Iceland leads in Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
Over 15% of wired Australians have a broadband connection, according to a June 2003 ACNielsen.consult survey. 8.3% of New Zealand workers have DSL, according to the ISCR. Overall, broadband grew by 1.1 percentage points in July, with 37.8% of wired US users enjoying a high-speed connection.
Cable has 67% to 105% more users than DSL in the US, according to two recent surveys. Overall, broadband grew by 0.83 percentage points in June, with 36.7% of wired US users enjoying a high-speed connection.
This month in the Bandwidth Report we compare Korea’s record broadband growth to the US. Subsidized by the Korean government, broadband is spreading at a rapid pace in Korea, with over 70% of wired users now on their high-speed network. In the US, broadband grew by 0.42 percentage points in May, with 35.9% of wired US users enjoying a high-speed connection.
US broadband penetration broke 35% in April among active Internet users. Broadband penetration in US homes jumped 1.7 percentage points in April 2003.
Broadband penetration in US homes slowed somewhat in March. As of March of 2003 broadband penetration was at 33.8%, up from 33.5% in February. In contrast, 64% of Canadian home users enjoy a broadband connection.
How fast are most connection speeds in the US and Europe? In this month’s Bandwidth Report we review European broadband penetration trends and find Spain ahead of all countries surveyed.
How fast are most connection speeds in the US? For our first Bandwidth Report we track broadband uptake in the US and find over 67% using 56Kbps dialup connections or slower.