Online crowding up

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Subscriptions to online services reached nearly 15 million in 1995, according to Electronic Information Report's yearend survey. Consumer services led the way, growing 86.8% to 11.4 million subscribers. Business/professional online services grew at a slower pace. Lexis-Nexis had 744,345 subscribers at year-end, a 5.3% increase. Dow Jones followed with 233,000 subscribers, an increase of 5.9%. America Online was the leading consumer online service, with 4.5 million subscribers, a 200% gain over 1994. CompuServe Information Service more than doubled its subscriber base, to 4 million in 1995. Prodigy increased 16.7% to an estimated 1.4 million subscribers.

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