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Q: What percentage of internet users are on dial-up? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
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Subject: What percentage of internet users are on dial-up?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: severisth-ga
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Posted: 26 Feb 2005 17:47 PST
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Question ID: 481573
What percentage of internet users are on dial-up?
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Subject: Re: What percentage of internet users are on dial-up?
Answered By: maniac-ga on 26 Feb 2005 18:52 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello Severisth,

I will assume you are looking for general percentages (e.g., home
users) since you did not specify the type of user nor location (e.g.,
USA).

"Broadband Reports" at
  http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/27420
indicates roughly 60% of homes have Internet access and just over
1/3rd of those homes have broadband access. This was for 2003, and
they predicted 2005 to be roughly 50/50 for broadband vs. dial up
access.

Another cross check is at
  http://isp-planet.com/research/rankings/usa.html
which lists ISP's by subscriptions. It unfortunately does not have
percentages for large groups like AOL (which has both broadband & dial
up) but note that #2 (a dial up ISP) and #3 (a cable ISP) are almost
equal. Also note that #23 GCI is roughly 60% broadband & 40% dial up.

These two basically say the same thing - about 1/2 of the current US
homes that have internet access are still using dial up. For more
sources, try searches such as
  dial up dsl cable percentage
  chart dial up dsl cable subscribers
and so on.

  --Maniac
severisth-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Perfect! Thanks maniac. This information will be very useful for my
customers to know.

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