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 -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tom DeReggi Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:39 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition LeavesU.S.16th Among IndustrializedNations 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 ----- Original Message ----- From: "George Rogato" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 7:49 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lack of Competition Leaves U.S.16th Among IndustrializedNations > 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 > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > > > -- > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.12.4/449 - Release Date: 9/15/2006 > > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/