Report: Fast-Internet Use Doubles in U.S.

November 23, 2004 | Source: AP

The number of Americans using fast Internet connections doubled from 2001 through late 2003. according to a Commerce Department National Telecommunications and Information Administration report.

Some experts said growth was disappointing, far behind countries that include South Korea, Taiwan and Canada. The report also identified troubling figures for use or availability of high-speed Internet services among blacks, Hispanics and people in rural areas.