UK broadband penetration passed the US on a per-capita basis in August 2005. The US continued its fall to 13th place among all OECD countries, according to our extrapolation of OECD survey data and Point Topic. However, the US leads all countries in total broadband subscribers, with twice that of Japan. Finland, the Netherlands, and Norway lead the pack in broadband penetration growth. US Broadband penetration climbed to 62.46% in September 2005, up 1.14 percentage points from 61.32% in August.
The US is a generation behind Japan and Korea in high-speed broadband adoption, according to a recent report. U.S. broadband penetration grew by 0.73 percentage points to 53.59% among active Internet users in November. 46.41% of US home users dial into the Internet with “narrowband” connections of 56Kbps or less.