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Broadband gains popularity in US

A survey conducted by Nielsen-Netratings showed that more than 33.6 million Americans accessed the Internet via broadband in the month of December 2002.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2003 17:55 IST
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Finally broadband is becoming popular in US. A survey conducted by Nielsen-Netratings showed that more than 33.6 million Americans accessed the Internet via broadband in the month of December 2002. This marks an increase of 59 per cent compared to December 2001.

The Nielsen-Netratings did a comparative study of broadband and narrowband users and bring forth the fact that broadband users spent more time online, conducted more online visits and viewed more pages compared to narrowband Internet users.

High-speed Net users spent an average of 17 hours and 20 minutes online during December, compared to an average of less than 10 hours for dial-up users.

The study indicates that the number of dial-up access Net users in the US fell 10 per cent last month. However, narrowband users still comprise the bulk of US online population with more than 74.4 million Americans accessing the Net via a dial-up connection.

First Published: Feb 17, 2003 13:40 IST