Not at all true Tom. We still have almost as many dialup users as we do broadband. And many of those dialup users CAN get access to broadband. Often at a rate below what they are spending on dialup.

Don't ask me why the won't switch, I don't have an answer..... But it's still a fact of life out here in the real world.

People usually (I'd guess at least 50%) don't go broadband because they don't want/care about it.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom DeReggi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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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 :(


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