There’s great news for people whose only choice used to be dial-up access. DSL, cable, and wireless internet providers are now entering these areas and expanding their coverage very quickly. Dial-up internet now only makes up 12% of connections in rural areas, but DSL is climbing fast at 38% of all internet connections. Wireless is also making really good progress at about twenty percent. This is terrific news for a large portion of the population who may not have had full access to all the benefits the internet offers. For those who will continue to have to wait for these other technologies to infiltrate their region, there is still satellite internet, which has come down a fair amount in price.