Speed Reading

Speed Reading

According to a recent release by Nielsen NetRatings, high speed internet access was up a whopping 148 percent in December 2000 compared to the year before. Nielsen noted that almost 12 million users accessed the Internet last year through an ISDN, LAN, cable modem or DSL connection, up from 4.7 million the previous year.

Here’s how users are getting the message:
(%of Total Active Internet Audience)

+-------------------+---------+----------+ 
|                   | Dec. 99 | Dec. '00 | 
+-------------------+---------+----------+ 
| High-Speed Access |    6.4% |    12.0% | 
| Modem 56K         |   42.2% |    59.4% | 
| Modem 28.8/33.6K  |   43.1% |    23.6% | 
| Modem 14.4K       |    8.3% |     5.0% | 
+-------------------+---------+----------+ 
Source: Nielsen Net/Ratings
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