US broadband growth continues to be explosive

CNet is reporting that the latest Nielsen/NetRatings report on internet access claims over 40 million US internet users are now on broadband. This means about a third of the total users, with the remaining two thirds being dial-up.

This is a substantial move from this time last year, when the split was one quarter/three quarters.

Not surprisingly, people are also leaving their dial-up access behind when they move to broadband, accounting for a 12% drop in dial-up use.