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Broadband subscribers rise to 10.93 mil. in Japan.

TOKYO, July 31 Kyodo

The number of subscribers to broadband Internet access services in Japan came to 10.93 million as of June 30, a rise of 451,000 over the preceding month, the government said Thursday.

The number had eclipsed the 10 million line only on May 31, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications said.

Most of the high-speed access contracts were for asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) services, whose subscribers totaled 8.26 million, up 349,000 over the preceding month.

They were followed by those who surf the Internet via cable television at 2.22 million, up 41,000 over the preceding month.

Subscribers to the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, or access via fiber-optic lines, came to 458,000, up 59,000, the ministry added.
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Title Annotation:Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications report
Publication:Japan Computer Industry Scan
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Aug 4, 2003
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