]] The number of broadband Internet subscribers in the US has tripled since 2001.
"Triple! Triple! Triple!!"
I can almost hear Harry Caray.
This is called spin, but it's pretty weak.
You only have to read five sentences into the article to find:
"The report also says that the number of users of broadband services (speeds exceeding 200 kbps in both directions) soared to 28 million in December 2003 from 9.6 million in 2001."
In other words, broadband penetration in the US went from 3.2 percent to 9.5 percent; that means in each year since 2001, another 2 percent of the population has obtained broadband access. At that rate, everyone could have broadband access as soon as 2050. Outstanding! What an astonishing achievement!
Compare to South Korea, which by various estimates has broadband penetration somewhere between 60 percent and 80 percent, depending on the details of your definition.