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Hawaii Homes Hot for Broadband - US Broadband Penetration Nears 50% - Use Short Relative URLs

Optimization Week Issue #34, July 18, 2004

This week we look at how broadband has spread nationwide and among US states. Hawaii has the highest broadband penetration in the US, while the Southeast and the Rocky Mountain states have the lowest residential broadband penetration. Overall, broadband penetration will pass 50% in July 2004, among active Internet users in the U.S. This week's speed tweak shows the benefits of using short, relative URLs, plus a little-known technique with the base element.

Hawaii Homes Hot for Broadband - US Broadband Penetration Nears 50% Among Active Internet Users
Hawaii leads all states in residential broadband penetration. US broadband penetration grew to 49.5% among active Internet users in June 2004.
Use Short Relative URLs
Using short, relative URLs saves space, speeds page display, and eases migration headaches. The little-used relative base element can save even more space. Learn how to avoid long URLs while making search engines and IAs happy.