Consumer Broadband a Healthy Evolution
Even though dial-up will remain the primary method of consumer Internet access through the year 2006, DSL subscribers numbers will continue to gain momentum, according to In-Stat/MDR. In-Stat forecasts that nearly 1 out of 4 online households will subscribe to a broadband service by the end of this year. DSL broadband service, specifically, will grow by 3 million installed lines to a total of 7.6 million subscribers in the US by the end of 2002, with approximately 80% of those lines serving consumer households.
The In-Stat/MDR Research Highlight reports that, in a recent survey of consumers, service, price and lack of compelling applications are the main reasons cited by dial-up users on why they don’t plan to get broadband service. Yet, interactive gaming with it’s captivating and intensive, high-speed Internet-friendly video games, promises to continue to drive demand for DSL broadband connections.
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