Pretty sure Peter said:

"But when the price returns to normal, some switch back to cheaper dial-up."


I can believe this as many people are driven by price and price alone.
Broadband isn't for everyone no more than bottled water is worth it to
everyone.

Best,


Brad

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Peter,

I do not agree with those statistics.
Why would anyone prefer DialUp for the same price? Don't think so.
A large part of that 68% are DialUp Users NOT by choice.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


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> Peter R. wrote:
>> We are actually at the point where about 68% of the US population has 
>> Internet.
>> The rest don't own a computer or do not want Internet.
>>
>> Some of that 68% is still on dial-up. For some it is a price thing. For 
>> some it is not understanding technology. For some it is to make the 
>> experience painful to avoid wasting hours on the internet.
>>
>> So dropping the price - as SBC and VZ have experienced - to sub-$15 gets 
>> you some dial-up conversions. But when the price returns to normal, some 
>> switch back to cheaper dial-up.
>>
>> The dilemma becomes How do you get more internet appliance (PC's, 
>> laptops, PDAs, internet terminal) penetration?
>>
>> The marketing question is: What Remarkable & Useful things can you do 
>> with broadband (other than entertainment)?
>>
>> That's my 2 cents.
>>
>> Peter @ RAD-INFO, Inc.
>>
>
> I agree with you, I still have a considerable amount of dial up 
> subscribers.
>
> There needs to be a motivator, other than price, that makes these types of

> users decide to trade up. They have to want to.
>
> And I thought giant pictures killing  their email would have done the 
> trick by now :(
>
> George
>
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