64% of broadband lines are cable

Cable still holds 64% of the high-speed data market, but that share may shrink in the coming year as the telephone companies make inroads among more price-sensitive consumers with their slower, cheaper digital subscriber line (DSL) services. Cable is a victim of its own success, in that it quickly dominated an emerging market and has had penetration rates of close to 30% in some areas.

Cable still holds 64% of the high-speed data market, but that share may shrink in the coming year as the telephone companies make inroads among more price-sensitive consumers with their slower, cheaper digital subscriber line (DSL) services. Cable is a victim of its own success, in that it quickly dominated an emerging market and has had penetration rates of close to 30% in some areas.