Tiered Broadband

from the you-get-what-you-pay-for dept

For years analysts have been predicting rapid broadband growth and we have yet too see it. Without compelling broadband applications most potential subscribers can’t justify paying $50 a month for faster email. The latest broadband study from the Yankee Group suggests that broadband internet subscribers will surpass dial-up subs by 2007. While we don’t trust many of these predictions the study points out that carriers are starting to test tiered pricing models which offer lower bandwidth at lower cost. Shrinking the the difference between dial-up and always-on broadband to less than $5 could help spur a market still waiting for apps.

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