It is estimated that about 30 million US Households have computers. Ten to fifteen million homes have modems which enable them to go online. According to various forecasts, between 140 and 170 million households will have home computers by the end of the year 2006. The number of households with access to Internet services like the World Wide Web is estimated to grow to somewhere between 60 and 75 million by the end of this decade ( Cyberstats, John Pike, Federation of American Scientists).
By the turn of the century, there will be 120 million host computers connected to the Net. The Internet Society maintains a set of charts, tables and current metric graphs. These include a timeline of the overall growth of the Internet .