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Dial-up or broadband? DSL or cable modem? Who's accessing from wireless devices? Get the latest numbers on how users are connecting to the Internet here.

External Links
Statistic Date Source
Monthly Bandwidth Report Updated regularly WebSiteOptimization.com

Statistic Date Source
U.S. News Sources by Broadband User Type, December 2005 March 2006 Pew Internet & American Life Project
Types of News Alerts People Get by Connection Type, December 2005 March 2006 Pew Internet & American Life Project
Top Broadband Countries by Growth December 31, 2004 - September 30, 2004 January 2006 Point Topic, Ltd.
Top Broadband Countries by Number of Lines Q4 2004 and Q3 2005 January 2006 Point Topic, Ltd.
Top 15 Countries by Broadband Subscribers, YE 2005 November 2005 Computer Industry Almanac, 2005
US Adults With Broadband at Home June 2000 February 2005 September 2005 Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2005
Internet Use Intensity Drivers, October 2002 and June 2005 September 2005 Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2005
Top U.S. Mobile Internet Categories, June 2005 (%) September 2005 Telephia, June 2005
Top U.S. Mobile Internet Web Sites, June 2005 September 2005 Telephia, June 2005
U.S. Mobile Subscriber Monthly Consumption of Content and Applications, July 2005 August 2005 M:Metrics Inc., 2005
Web Site Service Reliability, Summer 2005 August 2005 Keynote Systems, 2005
Wireless Web Site Service Responsiveness, Summer 2005 August 2005 Keynote Systems, 2005
Popular Laptop Uses on Vacation, June 2005 July 2005 Intel, 2005
Hispanic Internet Usage, January to February, 2005 July 2005 AOL/Roper Public Affairs, 2005
Wireless Feature Interest July 2005 TNS Telecoms, 2005
Wireless Services Market Share Wireless Services Market Share July 2005 TNS Telecoms, 2005
Most Unwired U.S. Cities, 2005 June 2005 Intel, 2005
Worldwide: Preliminary PDA Vendor Shipment Estimates, Q105 (Units) May 2005 Gartner Dataquest, April 2005
Worldwide: Preliminary PDA Vendor Shipment Estimates by Operating System, Q105 May 2005 Gartner Dataquest, April 2005
Narrowband and Broadband Video Streams Served, 1999-2007 February 2005 AccuStream iMedia Research
Broadband Growth Trend - US Home Users January 2005 WebSiteOptimization and Nielsen//NetRatings
Total % DSL Subscribers by Region December 2004 DSL Forum and Point Topic
Top Countries: Total DSL Subscribers Q3 04 (September 30, 2004) December 2004 DSL Forum and Point Topic
Internet Activity Index November 2004 OPA and Nielsen//NetRatings
Average Spending by Tenure Online October 2004 comScore
Percentage of US Broadband Consumers October 2004 JupiterResearch
Wireless Network Access by Room October 2004 JupiterResearch
Home Wi-Fi Use October 2004 JupiterResearch
AvantGo 2004 Mobile Lifestyle Survey September 2004 iAnywhere
Top Broadband and Narrowband Markets, September 2004 September 2004 Nielsen//NetRatings
DSL vs Cable Modem Worldwide September 2004 Point Topic
Locations Where Mobile IM is Most Frequently Used August 2004 AOL and Opinion Research Corp.
New Broadband Subscriptions August 2004 Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Broadband vs. Narrowband Connections (U.S., At-Home) August 2004 Nielsen//NetRatings
Incidence of Downloading Films July 2004 MPAA/OTX
Global DSL Ranking, Q1 2004 July 2004 DSL Forum/Point Topic
Penetration of DSL per 100 phone lines, Q1 2004 July 2004 DSL Forum/Point Topic
At-Home Connection Speeds Among Gays and Lesbians May 2004 2003/2004 Gay Lesbian Online Census
Online Activities on a Typical Day, February 2004 April 2004 Pew Internet & American Life Project
Most Unwired U.S. Cities April 2004 Intel
Top Broadband and Narrowband Markets March 2004 comScore Networks
Small Business Internet Access Methods January 2004 Covad/Sprint/Equation Research
Average Time Spent January 2004 Covad/Sprint/Equation Research
Top DSL Countries by Penetration of Phone Lines, Q3 2003 December 2003 DSL Forum
Top Countries by Number of DSL Subscribers Added, Q3 2003 December 2003 DSL Forum
Students Rate Their School Internet Connection December 2003 Grunwald Associates
Global DSL Subscriber Growth, First Half of 2003 November 2003 Point-Topic
The U.S. High-Speed Picture November 2003 The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Top "Youth Wired" Cities October 2003 AOL/DMS
U.S. Home Networks September 2003 Jupiter Research
Worldwide Guestrooms Connected August 2003 Scarborough Research
Local Market Broadband Usage August 2003 Scarborough Research
Familiarity with Public Hotspot Services July 2003 Parks Associates
U.S. Broadband Picture, 1Q 2003 May 2003 The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Daily Internet Activities May 2003 Pew Internet & American Life Project
Total U.S. Broadband Picture, 2002 April 2003 The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Observed Network Speeds, February 2003 April 2003 comScore Networks
Cable/Satellite Services April 2003 TNS Telecoms
Top Site Categories Ranked on Percent Composition of Users by Connection Type, January 2003 April 2003 comScore Media Metrix
Key Usage Metrics by Connection Speed, January 2003 April 2003 comScore Media Metrix
Key Usage Metrics, January 2003 April 2003 comScore Media Metrix
Americans Understanding of Wi-Fi March 2003 Ipsos U.S. Express
Millions of DSL Lines March 2003 Point-Topic
Top Ten Countries for Growth in DSL lines (second half of 2002) March 2003 Point-Topic
SVoD Revenue, 2002-2007 March 2003 Jupiter Research
Most Unwired U.S. Cities March 2003 Intel
U.S. Broadband Households, 2001-2007 February 2003 Jupiter Research (a unit of this site's corporate parent)
Worldwide Digital TV Households January 2003 Strategy Analytics
Cable vs. DSL, Third Quarter 2002 November 2002 The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Residential Broadband Internet and Digital TV Market Forecast: China October 2002 Strategy Analytics, Inc.
Access by Income Level September 2002 Jupiter Research
Online Status by Income September 2002 Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Behavior Of Broadband Users vs Narrowband Users June 2002 NetValue
Broadband Adoption Rate In Singapore, October 2001 to March 2002 June 2002 NetValue
Interest in Applications of 3G May 2002 Taylor Nelson Sofres
High Interest in Applications of 3G May 2002 Taylor Nelson Sofres
Broadband Growth in the U.S., Q1 2002 May 2002 The Companies and Leichtman Research Group, Inc.
Top 20 Broadband Cities, April 2002 May 2002 Nielsen//NetRatings, April 2002
World Top Ten for DSL, based on DSL lines per 100 population May 2002 Point Topic
Mobile Wish List April 2002 Nielsen//NetRatings
Broadband Audience vs. Narrowband Audience March 2002 Nielsen//NetRatings
How Broadband Households Use Their Computers March 2002 Yankee Group
Worldwide At-Home Internet Users March 2002 Nielsen//NetRatings
PCs in Use by Geographic Region March 2002 Computer Industry Almanac
Online Growth by Access Technology February 2002 TR's Online Census
Types of Internet Access in Selected Countries February 2002 GartnerG2
Percent of E-Mail Activity by Device January 2002 ResearchPortal.com
Broadband Subscriber Growth January 2002 ARS, Inc.
Mobile Wireless Internet Users January 2002 Intermarket Group
Top U.S. ISPs by Subscriber November 2001 ISP-Planet
Satisfaction of Dial-Up Users November 2001 Parks Associates
Online Growth by Access Technology November 2001 TRI
Household Penetration of Consumer Media Technologies October 2001 Knowledge Networks/Statistical Research
International Internet Bandwidth by Region, 1999-2001 October 2001 TeleGeography
European Broadband Breakdown October 2001 NetValue
Broadband Access in 2005 September 2001 Yankee Group
PC Shipments and Growth, 1999-2005 September 2001 IDC
Top U.S. ISPs by Subscriber August 2001 ISP-Planet
U.K. Internet Access by Device August 2001 Jupiter MMXI
How Broadband Changes Internet Use August 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
Internet Use by Connection Speed August 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
U.S. Small Business Internet Use August 2001 IDC
Online Growth by Access Technology August 2001 TRI
U.S. Home Internet Penetration August 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
Media Use by Broadband Users June 2001 Arbitron/Coleman
Value-Added Services Offered by ISPs June 2001 CyberAtlas Research Series
Household Penetration of Broadband June 2001 Strategy Analytics
Top US Dial-Up ISPs June 2001 Various
(from ISP-Planet)
North American Residential Broadband Market June 2001 Kinetic Strategies, Inc.
Worldwide PC Shipments, 1999-2005 June 2001 IDC
U.S. Broadband Users by Local Market Area May 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
Worldwide Mobile Users May 2001 ResearchPortal.com
Top 20 US ISPs by Subscriber May 2001 ISP-Planet
Online Growth By Access Category May 2001 TR's Online Census
Annual Sales of Internet Appliances May 2001 eTForecasts
Most Desired Interactive Activities for TV May 2001 TNS Intersearch
Reasons for Not Subscribing to Internet Access (by Technology) May 2001 TNS Intersearch
U.S. Broadband Wireless Subscribers April 2001 The Strategis Group
European Broadband Penetration April 2001 Jupiter MMXI
U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipments April 2001 Dataquest
Broadband Connections by Nation/Technology April 2001 NetValue
Internet Penetration in Top U.S. Markets April 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
DSL's Effect on Online Activities April 2001 SBC Communications
SMS Volume by Region April 2001 Mobile Lifestreams
Wireless Voice Penetration and Churn Rates March 2001 Telephia, Inc.
Worldwide DSL Subscribers March 2001 DSL Prime News
(from ISP-Planet.com)
Devices Used by Mobile Web Users in 2005 March 2001 Jupiter Media Metrix
US Broadband Use by Technology March 2001 Harris Interactive
Top US ISPs by Subscriber February 2001 ISP-Planet
(external link)
Distribution of iTV Audience February 2001 Strategy Analytics
Internet User/Wireless User Forecasts February 2001 eTForcasts
Choice of TV vs Net Access February 2001 Arbitron/Edison Media Research
Use of Popular Streaming Media Software February 2001 Media Metrix
Top Instant Messaging Applications February 2001 NetValue
Connection Between Streaming Media & Broadband February 2001 Arbitron/Edison
Internet Connection Speeds, Dec. 99 vs. Dec. 2000 February 2001 Nielsen//NetRatings
Mobile Data Technology Market Share January 2001 Strategis Group
Computer/Consumer Electronic Sales January 2001 NPD INTELECT
Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates, 2000 January 2001 Dataquest
Residential High-Speed Households by Technology, 1999-2005 January 2001 The Strategis Group
Internet Connections per Household
(selected countries)
January 2001 NetValue
How Consumers Spend Their Leisure Time January 2001 CTAM
Media Consumption by Children 8 to 12 January 2001 Nickelodeon/
Harris Interactive
Number of Digital Cable Subscribers December 2000 Yankee Group
Time to Perform Tasks on a WAP Phone November 2000 Nielsen Norman Group
Households with Internet Appliances November 2000 Strategy Analytics
Number of iTV Households October 2000 The Strategis Group
Worldwide PC Vendor Shipments October 2000 Dataquest
Free Space Optic Equipment Revenue October 2000 The Strategis Group
Types of Internet Connections October 2000 SRI
Number of People with Net Access from Home PC September 2000 Nielsen//NetRatings
Top US ISPs by Subscriber September 2000 Various
(from ISP-Planet.com)
Sales of Net-Ready Cell Phones August 2000 NPD Group
Interest in Internet Access in Vehicles May 2000 CNW Marketing Research
Additional Costs Consumers Would Pay for Net by Cell Phone May 2000 The Strategis Group
Users Interest in Phone with E-Mail May 2000 The Strategis Group
Length of Time Household Connected May 2000 Net Value
Online Growth by Access Technology May 2000 TR's Online Census
World's Top Five PC Vendors March 2000 IDC
Connection Speeds in the US January 2000 Nielsen//NetRatings
Worldwide Cable Modem Shipment Estimates December 1999 Dataquest
Top 10 ISPs November 1999 StatMarket.com
Uses for Online Services October 1999 Odyssey
UK Dial-Up Access Market July 1999 Durlacher
xDSL and Cable Modem Shipment Forecast July 1999 Dataquest

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