High Speed Services for Internet Access (As of 12/31/05)
We summarize here information from the thirteenth semi-annual data collection, thereby presenting a snapshot of subscribership as of December 31, 2005. High-speed lines connecting homes and businesses to the Internet increased by 18% during the second half of 2005, from 42.4 million to 50.2 million lines in service, compared to a 12% increase, from 37.9 million to 42.4 million lines, during the first half of 2005. For all of 2005, high-speed lines increased by 33% (or 12.3 million lines). The presence of high-speed service subscribers was reported in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and in 99% of the Zip Codes in the United States.