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Short Take: DSL market reaches 159,000 customers

More than 159,000 high-speed phone-based Internet connections known as digital subscriber lines (DSL) were in service at the end of the second quarter, according to telecommunications consulting firm TeleChoice. By comparison, the cable modem market recently topped 1 million customers. Nearly three-fourths, or 73 percent, of all DSL lines were used by residential customers, while 27 percent were used by businesses, according to the study which included all types of DSL, except HDSL and HDSL2.

More than 159,000 high-speed phone-based Internet connections known as digital subscriber lines (DSL) were in service at the end of the second quarter, according to telecommunications consulting firm TeleChoice. By comparison, the cable modem market recently topped 1 million customers. Nearly three-fourths, or 73 percent, of all DSL lines were used by residential customers, while 27 percent were used by businesses, according to the study which included all types of DSL, except HDSL and HDSL2.