Be careful about the slice and dice effect. Depending on how you divide
up the numbers you can make any thing come out on top. In some sense
the problem is a lot worse. Its not just spam, worms, viruses. Its not
just residential broadband users. Its not even just Microsoft Windows.
while i agree, i think something i said earlier needs to get re-said:
So-called "broadband" user populations (cable, dsl, fixed wireless,
mobile wireless) are full time connected, or nearly so. They are
technically unsophisticated, on average. The platforms they run
trade convenience for security, and must do so in order to remain
competitive/relevant. Margin pressure makes it impossible for most
"broadband" service providers to even catalogue known-defect customer
systems or process complaints about them.
Those facts are not in dispute. [...]
so, we know that a "broadband customer netblock" operator will not
handle complaints, will not fix the systems that are known to be
running third-hand malware, and that the only recourse against abuse
from those places is blackholing them one (ipv4) /32 at a time, or
blackholing them all at once and forcing mail servers (whether legit
or not) to operate from a higher-rent neighborhood.
there's no choice at all, really.