US broadband penetration reaches 51.42% in August 2004

US broadband penetration grew by 0.73% in August, with 51.42% of active Internet users on high-speed connections at home. 48.58% of US home users dial into the Internet with narrowband connections of 56Kbps or less. In August 2004, most active Internet user connect from home with broadband connections. Among narrowband users, 38.90% use 56Kbps modems, 6.07% use 28 or 33.3Kbps, and 3.61% use 14.4Kbps modems. In total, 48.58% of home users in the US connect to the Internet at 56Kbps or less.