Monday, May 08, 2006
"Whether or not the company's recent under-the-radar profile is due to a shift in strategy or to a possible sale, there is no question that the demand for dial-up Internet access is on the decline as demand for high-speed Internet access soars. .... Joe Laszlo, research director at New York-based Jupiter Research, says 2005 was the first year in which the "U.S. flipped from having more households with broadband than with dial-up." Specifically, Jupiter's research found that as of the end of 2005, there were 42.8 million homes with broadband and about 34.7 million with dial-up. " Add to this news, the problems that Qwest and GNAPs are having with VZ in state of Mass. over dial-up ports and the coming Virtual-NXX storm, and dial-up may be dead sooner than they predict.