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US Broadband Jumps to 42.85% - US Ranks 11th - CSS: Group Common Styles into Shared Classes

Optimization Week Issue #10, Jan. 22, 2004

In this issue the U.S. broadband penetration rate has doubled over the past month and we offer another CSS optimization tip. In December 2003 broadband penetration for Internet-connected U.S. homes jumped to 42.85%. In this week's Speed Tweak we show how using additional classes that share common styles can actually shrink your style sheets.

If you've got an idea for a speed review or tip we want to hear from you. If you've found a site that you find particularly fast or slow let us know about it and it might appear in a future issue.

January 2004 Bandwidth Report - US Broadband Penetration Jumps to 42.85% - US Ranks 11th Worldwide
Broadband adoption jumped to 42.85% in December, up 1.31% from 41.54% in November 2003. 57.15% of U.S. home users connect to the Internet with connections of 56Kbps or less. Broadband usage at U.S. firms jumped to 75.7% in December, up 1.5% from 74.2% in November 2003.
CSS: Group Common Styles into Shared Classes
You can group styles shared by multiple elements into shared classes to help optimize your style sheets.