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Broadband Adoption Slows

The number of U.S. residents connected to the Internet through broadband services increased by 18 percent during the first half of 2003, but that rate of growth slowed from the second half of 2002, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC’s latest data on the deployment of high-speed Internet connections, released Monday, finds the number of high-speed lines increased from 19.9 million to 23.5 million during the first six months of 2003. That 18 percent increase compared to a 23 percent increase during the last half of 2002. For the full year period ending June 30, 2003, high-speed lines increased by 45 percent.

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