Advertisement Broadband in U.S. Jumps 34 Percent, FCC Says by Om Malik Jul 7, 2005 - 2:37 PM CST 2 Comments Tweet Share Post The number of U.S. consumers and businesses that subscribe to high-speed Internet service, or broadband, jumped 34 percent in 2004 to almost 38 million lines, according to FCC data. Advertisement Advertisement 2 Comments John Thacker July 7th, 2005 Mr. Sege, Non sequitur. 1) These aren’t the “availability” figures, but actual subscribers. 2) A jump of 34% is significant no matter what figures you’re using. >=200kbps does cut off modem callers. Yes, it woud be useful to get other breakdowns, but given a consistent definition, the growth matters. Ron Sege July 7th, 2005 As I understand it, the FCC considers any zip code in the US with *one* broadband connection to have broadband available throughout. In addition, they define broadband as >=200kbps. So perhaps we cannot take too much comfort in this new figure. Comments are closed.