Cable, Not DSL Prices Sliding Faster

Contrary to popular belief and deep discounts by Bell operators in the US on their DSL services, it is cable modem broadband that is seeing faster price declines, according to Point Topic. Taking a more global look at the pricing trends of 34 of the largest broadband providers across the globe, the UK-based consultants have come to the conclusion that since March 2000, DSL prices are down 30% . However, the price declines were only 12% since March 2002. In comparison the price of entry level cable broadband since March 2003 is down 21%. Another stunning conclusion – after price parity, both DSL and Cable broadband are becoming cheaper in Europe, when compared with US.

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