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Comment: Speed Vs. Cost (Score 1) 571

by Bruce J L (#8913791) Attached to: Many Internet Users Happy With Dial-Up
I think most of it comes down to cost or what people think the cost is vs the actual availabilty of the item. For the people who cant get dsl/cable we can leave them out of the equation for this part.

Cheap dial up 9.95
Highspeed dialup 14.95 (we all know its only better compression)
cable / dsl $34-50, however this comes at many speeds. I see people on /. paying 50$ for 256/128 i wouldnt upgrade from dial up for that
But I have NO problem paying 40$ for 3000/384 (bellsouth extreme dsl)
As for the people in rural areas im sure many of them would love to get some form of quicker access to the internet.
Gamers probably have more desire to be on high speed than non gamers. Does mom really need to download her latest chicken recipe any faster or does her son / daughter want to pop tank round into the competition in ut'04

In some cases you get what you pay for and it is worth the cost. But some people dont need broadband, just like most people dont need a $500 graphics card.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS