Cable and DSL Products' Role in Retail
By David Dritsas
Don't miss the opportunities broadband Internet services can offer. While dial-up access still rules the ISP market, both cable and DSL are connecting a steady crop of Internet users who want better connections. Modems for both are popping up for just about every company. And while their entry into retail is light, there are plenty of other products retailers can sell that have the broadband user in mind.
According to a PC Data tally conducted for the third quarter of 2000, 10.6 percent of the nearly 91 million Internet users in the United States has a broadband connection. Cable leads the market with 7.7 percent of total Internet users, with DSL following at 2.9 percent.