Dial-Up: Dead Or Alive?

from the not-dead-yet! dept

It's always fun when you get two absolutely conflicting headlines to show up on the same day. Broadband Reports picks up on a Nielsen/NetRatings study with the title: Newsflash: Dial-Up is Dying, while Fox retorts: Reports of Death of Dial-Up Internet Greatly Exaggerated. Of course, the details suggest that both may be right. They're actually talking about different studies. The second one is about a Pew study -- and the numbers are slightly different, but relatively close. The Nielsen report notes 28% still using dialup (while also pointing out that's down from 43% last year). The Pew report says 34% -- a slightly higher number. However, the Pew report also asked those dialup users what their intentions for the future were, and 60% said they were perfectly happy with dialup accounts, and saw no reason to move to broadband. So, perhaps dialup is simply shrinking, but there are going to be a core group of holdouts, who just won't let go of the sound of a modem connecting for quite some time.

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    take a guess, kevin, 23 Jun 2006 @ 2:31pm

    Re: Re: Re: Personally....

    what i mean is 'dial up...broadband'... so the fuck what? you guys are acting like it matters. such lofty issues to debate..who the hell doesn't know and understand the difference?
    we use dial up for our own reason if that is what we have.
    what's next? vote on your favorite boy band? Is Bush doing a good job? this sounds like myspace anymore.
    as for you, kevin, FUCK YOU, TOWEL HEAD.

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