High Speed Services for Internet Access (As of 12/31/07)
We summarize here information from the seventeenth semi-annual data collection, thereby presenting a snapshot of subscribership as of December 31, 2007. High-speed lines connecting homes and businesses to the Internet increased by 20% during the second half of 2007, from 101.0 million to 121.2 million lines in service, following a 22% increase, from 82.8 million to 101.0 million lines, during the first half of 2007. For the full twelve-month period ending December 31, 2007, high-speed lines increased by 46% (or 38.4 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 nearly 100% of the Zip Codes in the United States.