I've been able to find the following links (and quotes) regarding
broadband usage in the countries you are interested in.
According to Pulseonline May 2002:
"Brazil has no official broadband strategy but a clear trend is
emerging: a strong migration of dial-up modem home users to digital
subscriber line (DSL), and to a lesser extent cable. Of a total of 12
million Internet users, 300,000 have already migrated to high-speed
later in that same article:
"A Yankee Group report forecasts dramatic broadband subscriber gains
(both for xDSL and cable modems) in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and
Mexico. In Brazil, xDSL subscribers are expected to top one million in
2003 with the number of modems increasing from 60,000 in last year to
827,000 this year."
keywords on google: broadband access brazil
According to Newsfactor.com November 9, 2000
"In Argentina, the number of cable modems will shoot up from 30,000
this year to 143,000 in 2003, with ADSL subscriptions increasing all
the way from 8,000 this year to 74,000 in 2003."
According to Point Topic april 2002
122,600 homes have dsl lines
Google keywords: Argentina broadband users
According to Point Topic:
"Chile's telecoms market is highly competitive. The country's total
number of dedicated access subscribers (i.e broadband including xDSL
and cable modem) in June 2001 was 31,882, and by September 2001 had
risen to 49,478 - more than a 50% increase in the quarter, according
to the regulator SUBTEL."
Phone Plus International reports 05/01:
"Market research firm Frost & Sullivan believes that there were 30,000
broadband subscribers in Chile last year, counting about 20,000 ISDN
New Media Monitor:
"According to the Yankee Group, the number of broadband connections in
Chile is set to nearly triple during 2001 from 23,000 to 61,000. This
figure should reach 114,000 by 2002. The growth will be mainly driven
by Chilean businesses. (eMarketers Broadband Weekly, eMarketer, May
google keywords: Chile broadband subscribers
According to Bharti Broadband Networks on september 21 2001:
"Although currently, broadband accounts for only 2.4% of the total
Indian Internet access market (Frost & Sullivan), there is a new
consumer segment that is emerging, who would not want to compromise
with the vagaries of conventional connectivity"
Businessworldindia.com 30th Oct 2000 claims
"The big picture is clear. One, the Net phenomenon continues to grow
in India. At last count, there were 1.5 million subscribers here, up
from 2.5 lakh in 1998."
Google Keywords: india number broadband users
April 9, 2001
"Although only 5 per cent of Internet households in Germany are using
a broadband connection, Germany leads the other countries included in
the report for ISDN usage. In February 2001, 37.8 per cent of German
Internet households connected via ISDN, followed by Denmark with 19.5
per cent of households."
A report in Vandusseldorp.com feb 2001 shows:
400,000 Broadband users in 2000.
ZDnet UK news 24th April 2002 claims:
"In Europe, Germany had more than one million broadband connections at
the beginning of this year"
Google keywords: broadband users germany
Hardest of all to find was India...very little information about their
current broadband population.