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Demand for instant gratification and results seems to be casting a spell over e-commerce.
Technically, we refer to it as a "broadband" dilemma, but it's all about short attention
spans and uneven fast access across the country.
As to who will win this race -- cable companies or telecom companies -- it almost does
not matter. What matters is the average Joe sitting in front of his PC, more drawn to
tonight's "Survivor" episode on TV than to the page tediously loading in front of him.
NO one's to blame, but competition breeds success, and at this point, how many nationwide dsl providers are there-1, maybe 2. Of the 3 major CLEC's providing DSL, N'point, Rhythms and Covad, will there be any left after 31 Dec 01? And can a nationwide provider make money? I think DIRECTV DSL (formertly Telocity) and Earthlink are the only 2 DSL ISP's left that are nationwide, and one of the 2 requires the dial-up money to supplement the dsl. Oh well, maybe AT&T has the answer. Good luck!