USA: Broadband internet subscribers: For that indicator, The International Telecommunication Union provides data for the USA from 1998 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 58735860 subscribers with a minumum of 705900 subscribers in 1998 and a maximum of 106072000 subscribers in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Fixed broadband subscriptions refers to fixed subscriptions to high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fiber-to-the-home/building, other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, satellite broadband and terrestrial fixed wireless broadband. This total is measured irrespective of the method of payment. It excludes subscriptions that have access to data communications (including the Internet) via mobile-cellular networks. It should include fixed WiMAX and any other fixed wireless technologies. It includes both residential subscriptions and subscriptions for organizations.