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Nearly 71 million households in the United States will have broadband access by 2010, a new study by Forrester Research predicts. Last year US had 29% broadband penetration. More @ News.com

Nearly 71 million households in the United States will have broadband access by 2010, a new study by Forrester Research predicts. Last year US had 29% broadband penetration. More @ News.com

  1. That’s great if you are in one of the 71 million households. How many will still be using dialup because it is the only affordable option?

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  2. given the price declines in recent months and continuing trend towards that, it is pretty clear that dial-up is going the way of my beloved yankees… down down down

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  3. But the rural broadband problem isn’t price as much as availability. It’s going to take an enormous price decline to make a T1 line affordable to the residential user.

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  4. Jesse Kopelman Wednesday, August 3, 2005

    Estragon is correct. Om, in the rural US a T1 still costs $1,500 a month and your only alternative is some mom and pop fixed wireless concern that is a bargain at $90/month. The whole “last mile” thing has become something of a misnomer. There is about 25% of the population that live more than a mile away from the edge of current network. It also just so happens that these people, who it will cost a lot of money to build the network out to reach, tend not to match the profile corporate accountants have developed for ideal broadband customers.

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