Broadband… it grows

FCC released some data about broadband penetration in the US today. According to its news release, High-speed lines connecting homes and businesses to the Internet increased by 15% during the first half of 2004, from 28.2 million to 32.5 million lines, compared to a 20% increase, from 23.5 million to 28.2 million lines, during the second half of 2003. For the full twelve-month period ending June 30, 2004, high-speed lines increased by 38%. For the year ending June 30, 2004, high-speed lines for residential and small business subscribers increased by 46%. For that time frame, ADSL lines increased by 49%, while cable modem connections increased by 36%.