61.3% of US home Internet connections are broadband in August 2005

Nielsen//NetRatings announced that the number of Americans with broadband access reached 42% of the US population in August 2005, increasing 16% since the beginning of 2005. In January 2005, 103.8 mln Americans had broadband access; by August, that figure had grown to 120.8 mln. In August 2005, the share of active US Internet users connecting online via broadband from home reached an all-time high, at 61.3%, compared with 51.4% of active Internet users in August 2004. In August 2005, there were 86.1 mln Internet users accessing the Web through high-speed connections, marking a 34% gain over 64.1 mln during August 2004.