In 2001, about 5 million households in the United States subscribed to either cable modem or DSL Internet service. Since that time, broadband has rapidly gained in popularity, as illustrated in the chart above.
DSL and cable together represent approximately 90% of the total broadband market in the U.S. As illustrated in the chart, cable modem technology has consistency led DSL in number of subscribers.
The USA possesses more broadband Internet subscribers than any other country. However, the People's Republic of China may surpass the U.S. as soon as the year 2007.