China overtakes US in broadband
Both the USA and China had about 78 mln broadband lines at the end of August, but China grew twice as fast. In the USA, new broadband lines added fell from 3.4 mln in the last quarter of 2007 to barely 1.1 mln in Q2 2008. In China they rose from 3.5 mln to 5.0 mln in the same period. By the end of June 2008 Point Topic’s data shows the USA had nearly 76.9 mln broadband lines but China was less than 900,000 behind on 76.0 mln. The gap was less than the number China added in July alone, 1.14 mln according to Chinese official figures.