|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:31:13 PM.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Broadband overtaking dial-up in major cities:
"Broadband is rapidly becoming the preferred way residents of major U.S. metropolitan areas are accessing the Internet, according to a study released Wednesday. San Diego currently has the highest broadband penetration rate in the nation, with 52% of its residents connecting to the Internet using a high-speed service, according to online measurement firm ComScore Networks. Boston ranks second with an even split between broadband and narrowband customers. New York City is in third place with 49%. The San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles rank ninth and tenth with 44% broadband penetration each.
Despite gains in certain major cities, dial-up services remain the preferred choice for Americans to go online. 64% percent of all online Americans still use a dial-up services such as America Online, MSN and EarthLink. AOL still holds the lead, counting 28% of the U.S. Internet population as subscribers. " 12:21:04 PM
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