Last updated: September 11, 2008 - 1:04am
Though the U.S. still trails other parts of the world in deployment of high-speed broadband, all is not lost. According to the latest State of the Internet report from content delivery player Akamai, the nation's broadband penetration is on the rise. Akamai found that U.S. broadband connections -- defined as connections at 5 megabits per second (Mb/sec) or faster -- grew in number by 29 percent, compared to the previous quarter. The country still sits sixth on Akamai's list of the most widely broadband-enabled counties, with only 26 percent of U.S. Internet connections having been clocked at speeds of 5Mb/sec or greater. South Korea continues to hold the top spot with 64 percent of its Internet user's connection at speeds of 5 Mb/sec or greater.
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