A majority of US home Internet users now have broadband, according to a survey by NetRatings.
While the total number of home Internet users has reached a plateau in the US, those who do use the Internet are adopting broadband at a rapid pace, according to the audience measurement company.
In July, there were an estimated 63 million broadband users, or 51 per cent of all home Internet users, compared with 61.3 million dial-up users. A year earlier, broadband users made up 38 per cent of all home Internet users (about 42.8 million), and dial-up users were 62 per cent.
Over the same period, the total number of Americans using the Internet at home grew less than 10 per cent, from 113 million in July 2003 to 124 million in July of this year.