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CONNECTION SPEED STATISTICS

Impacts such web design issues as:
web page load time (use of graphics, Flash, etc.), use of multimedia such as audio, video, Flash, etc.

commercial income lost because visitors won't wait for pages to load:
363 million dollars per month (worldwide)
Source: Zona Research

percentage of visitors who will wait
for listed web page load times
10 sec
84%

15 sec

51%
20 sec
26%
40 sec
5%

Source: BrowserNews, Nov. 1998

percentage of web pages accessed
at each connection speed
128K or higher (broadband)
18.1%

56K

64.6%
28K - 33K
14.8%
14K or lower
2.5%

Source: Browser News, April 2000

Note: even these statistics reflect ideal lab conditions; actual user conditions vary. For instance, itís not unusual for a 56K connection to be an actual 44K speed or lower.


Usage of Flash animations as site intros
% visitors who skip an introductory Flash animation to a site
75%

 

broadband usage statistics
cable modem and DSL
2002
25 million broadband
users worldwide
(= 5% of total
Internet user population)

2002

13.5 million broadband
users in the United States

(= 9% of total US
Internet user population
)
2005 (projected)
38.8 million broadband
users in the United States
2002
8.8 million cable modem
users in the United States

(= 65% of all broadband
users in the United States)


Sources: Leichtman Research and Parks Associates, Aug. 2002

Web Connection Speed Trends





 
 

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