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Hi  Experts

Does anyone have any recent stats on US bandwidth at home & at work?

I found this "US Bandwidth Report"
http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0408/

which reports that as of August 2004, 80% of work users enjoy a "broadband" connection or better, and 50% of home users enjoy a broadband connection; the rest are on 56Kb/sec modems.

The problem with it is that it no where defines what it means by "broadband", i.e., no figure given for KB/sec. Does "broadband" have some technical meaning (in terms of a range of Kb/Sec) that I am unaware of?

Any help gratefully received.

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Broadband does have a technical meaning (a transmission medium capable of carrying multiple channels - search 'define:broadband' on Google for more info), but when it comes to internet connection speeds, the term is used in a general sense to refer to faster alternatives to analog modem (aka dial-up) connections, such as DSL or cable connections for home use or DSL, cable, T1, OC3, etc. for business.  The relative speeds of these so-called 'broadband' connections varies widely.

You can find a lot of broadband info at http://www.broadbandreports.com and in their FAQ at http://www.broadbandreports.com/faqnew.

I hope this helps.
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One more thing - for a comparative list of connection bandwidth speeds, see http://www.broadbandreports.com/faq/9068.
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