U.S. Broadband Penetration Surges

U.S. Broadband Penetration Surges

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

May 23, 2005

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U.S. Broadband Penetration Surges

U.S. broadband penetration spiked last month, according to the latest figures compiled by Web Site Optimization. Using data from Nielsen/NetRatings, Web Site Optimization said 58.5% of active Internet users had broadband connections at home in April, up from 57.0% in March. Given that many American households still don't enjoy Internet access, broadband penetration of all U.S. homes has now scaled at least 33%. At work, the organization reported, more than 81% of U.S. Internet users enjoyed a high-speed link in April. That's down slightly from March's total. Web Site Optimization predicted that 60% of home Internet users could have a broadband link by July, if present trends continue. In a recent telephone poll, it noted, Harris Interactive found that 54% of American adults who go online use broadband at home.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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