how many people are still using a 56k modem? Is it not obsolete?

ie is everyone on a DSL/broadband connection now? Where can I get some stats on 2011 internet connection figures? Thanks in advance

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    According to a Pew Internet and American Life Project study in July of 2008 the percentage of US adults still using dial-up Internet was 10%. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,375624,00.html

    I run a Internet comparison site, and would estimate from traffic statistics that that percentage is probably still close to 10% today.

    The reason is not always the unavailability of broadband, some budget conscious consumers just don't like the higher monthly cost of high speed Internet service.

    With the rising unemployment rate and sinking economy, there has been a resurgence in the use of dial-up Internet services.

    If you're a light Internet user, email and browsing, and don't care about downloading and watching online video, then you might be satisfied with dial-up Internet. Dial up Internet is very inexpensive with plans as cheap as $5.00 per month. Dial up has disadvantages though, it is slow compared to broadband and will tie up your telephone line while you are connected so you can't make or receive calls. Dial up requires a telephone line connection and is available practically anywhere in the US and Canada.

    In some rural and remote areas dial-up Internet is the only option, with the exception of expensive satellite Internet access. Satellite and cellular mobile broadband services are available in many rural areas where cable and DSL don't reach. Both are slower and more expensive than their DSL and cable counterparts.

    Good Luck...

    Source(s): Dial-up Internet - http://isp1.us/dial-up Satellite Internet - http://isp1.us/satellite
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Its hardly obsolete. Many people can't afford 30 dollars a month or more. They go to a friend or an internet cafe for large downloads and use 56K for normal browsing.

    This article is old but it might help

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,375624,00.html

    Many companies advertise really low prices until you pay the tax then the price doubles.

  • D McC
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    there are many people who live too far away from the exchange to get broadband and have no choice but to use dial up, i dont know how many but you would be suprised at the number of people still using dial up, probably not because they want to but because they have no choice

  • Lesus
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I don't know how many, but there are actually still places where DSL and broadband are not available.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Sadly, many people my friend.

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