Worldwide high speed internet subscribers increased up to 410.9 million. Regardless of the economic downturn, the numbers for the subscribers still rises up to 3.47 per cent on the last 2 quarters of 2008. The research conducted by Point Topic showed that, Western Europe leads the continental penetration at 25 percent, followed by North America at 21 percent and South and East Asia at 15 percent. In terms of the number of subscribers, China and the USA are leading the way followed by Japan. In terms of the most popular internet connection, DSL (ADSL, SDSL) is currently on the lead and the most popular option.