I'll agree to agree:)

It's happened to me about a half dozen times or so.
People upgraded to broadband, but don't use it to much and when it's budget crunch time, they axe the broadband because it's just not important enough to them. All my downgrades are seniors with fixed incomes. One guy I just adjusted his rate to 20.00 and figured I'm charitable and he is my next door neighbor

George

Brad Belton wrote:
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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