Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 12 August 2013 12:15

America still loves dial-up

Written by Nick Farrell



AOL serves 2.5 million people

Buried in AOL’s second-quarter earnings report is the surprising news that more than 2.5 million people still subscribe to the Internet company’s services.

This seems to suggest that many in the US are stuck in the 1990s rather than the 1950s, like we suspected, and are just getting used to life without padded shoulders. It seems that what ever is holding that time door shut is weakening as that figure represents a drop of 15 percent from the same quarter last year.

Still that is roughly 114 million households in the United States. Do a bit of math, or 2.2 percent of the Internet connections. To be fair not all of those people are aware that they’re still paying. They just signed up for it years ago, paid a direct debit and never check their bank statements. But apparently there are still those who either lack access to broadband or can’t afford what’s in their area.

More than 17 percent of dial-up users say there’s no broadband where they live and 35 percent say the price needs to fall before they’d adopt it.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments