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Although the United States is still largely a dial-up country, it seems inevitable that dial-up will give way to faster DSL and cable technologies as time passes. Implications of this shift are significant for independent ISPs, which built their business around providing dial-up service. Because they do not have the same clout as nationwide ISPs,
they are unlikely to be able to forge deals with phone and cable giants to provide broadband access at competitive prices. Are we witnessing the slow death of dial-up?
This article is very interesting, but here in the UK the picture is different. People who have migrated to broadband are so vociferous about the speed benefit (most say they could not possibly return to the slow service of dial-up) that their friends, colleagues and family are going for broadband themselves in a big way, where it's geographically available.
I get enough broadband access at work that I don't need to spend $45/mo. for it at home. I use a national dialup ISP called www.phreego.com and you can't beat the price at $9.95/mo. plus it comes with a lot of premium services like spam and virus protection and an accelerator that makes browsing the net seem like broadband.
I too have hi speed at work but we can't use it for anything but work related. We are monitored, gov't office. At home I have Earthlink dial up, but No broadband of any kind (except satellite $$$) is offered in my area, and I am in a rather densely populated area! Very frustrating. A software help for now would be a great help. Northern California, firstname.lastname@example.org