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Q: Method of Internet Connection ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Method of Internet Connection
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: sordie-ga
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Posted: 31 Jan 2004 08:00 PST
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Question ID: 302129
What is the current breakdown of internet users who connect using
broadband vs. dialup (please include source)?
Subject: Re: Method of Internet Connection
Answered By: leader-ga on 31 Jan 2004 09:06 PST
Hello sordie-ga:

It is a pleasure to answer your question. I have compiled studies from
various research companies that will answer your question. Please

Neilson Media Research (US)
It is a current study of the broadband and dial-up usage in the United
States. According to these studies, about 39 million Americans have a
broadband access while 69.5 million have a dial-up access. The figures
are for May 2003 and 2002. For a detailed report, please visit

Neilson Media Research (US & Country Wide)
Here is another study by Nielson Media Research conducted in August 2003
According to this study, ?As of August 2003, most users in the US
connect to the Internet using dial-up modems of 56Kbps or less. 50.3%
use 56Kbps modems, 7.9% use 28/33.3Kbps, and 2.9% use 14.4Kbps modems.
In total, 61.1% of home users in the US connect to the Internet at
56Kbps or less.?

Neilson Media Research (US, Global & Country Wide)
Here is a study by Neilson Media Research for global broadband access.
(Please scroll down to review the global statistics).
According to the research, ?Worldwide, about one in every ten Internet
subscribers has a broadband connection (10.7%). Globally, the type of
broadband access is dominated by DSL, which is 20% more popular than
cable. Of broadband users connected to the Internet, 59% use DSL while
39% use cable. DSL is more common in Asia and Europe, while cable is
more popular in the Americas.?


This is an overview of the same study (above) by Neilson Media Ratings
for broadband access in Aug 2003, but in a brief and compact version.

Internet Statistics
Here you will find links to the best websites on the web for internet statistics.

Other Studies on Broadband Access
These studies reveal broadband access in 2000 and 2005 (projected).

Surprising Internet Statistics
These are a few interesting internet statistics.

Useful Search Strategy

?<Broadband vs dial up statistics >?

?<Worldwide broadband usage statistics>?

?<Internet access statistics>?

I hope you will be satisfied with this answer. If you think, this is
not enough, please clarify. I will be obliged to serve your needs.


Request for Answer Clarification by sordie-ga on 31 Jan 2004 09:41 PST
In the course of your research, did you run across any near-term
projections about future trends?

Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 31 Jan 2004 10:56 PST
Thank you for clarifying. No I didn't but allow me to see if I may
find anything on this issue. I will return to you promptly.


Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 31 Jan 2004 13:24 PST
Hello sordie-ga:

Until now I haven't been able to find any studies that project the
future trends. There are studies available from IDC but they were
conducted back in 2001 and are focused on the growth of broadband
connections until 2005. I was able to locate one such study for Asia
that describes the share of broadband and dial up until 2009. Please
review page 4:

This doesn't mean that such a study doesn't exist. If I come across
any, I will let you know.

Thank you once again.

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