Emerging U.S. Wireless Broadband Markets : Description Of The "Broadband Race Past 1Q2003 DSL Deregulation" Graph Shown In Slide 4


This graph shows increases in cable modem and DSL subscriptions by quarter from the first quarter of 1999 to the third quarter of 2006, continuing the analysis past December 2002 where the previous graph ended, and showing the trend after 'line sharing' deregulation began between the first and second quarters of 2003, as marked by a vertical line on the graph. After 2002, cable modem and DSL subscriptions both continued to increase, with cable modem subscriptions rising from about 13 million at the point of line sharing deregulation to about 30 million by the end of the 3rd quarter in 2006, while DSL subscriptions also increased from about 7 million at the point of line sharing deregulation to about 25 million at the end of the third quarter in 2006, narrowing the gap between cable and DSL substantially. The graph also shows the pre-deregulation estimates fro the growth of DSL, which were substantially lower and would have resulted in only about 15 million DSL subscriptions by the end of the third quarter in 2006 rather than the 25 million that resulted post-deregulation. Return to document
Updated June 25, 2015

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