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  • NadezhdaPetrova NadezhdaPetrova Apr 23, 1999 5:28 PM Flag

    Cable speed

    I am not sure that cable is a permanent solution
    to the broadband issue. It works fine when only few
    people are on line.
    Performance ( upstream )degrades
    as more users get on.
    I think that @Home is not
    going to be the winner in the long run because it is
    exploiting the very known technology and there is basically
    nothing else behind it. I completely agree that AOL has
    several advantages that will most likely help it to
    become the long term winner:
    1. Widely(World wide)
    respected name. After they purchased CompuServe, they have
    major presence in Europe. Also growing in Latin
    America.
    2. Popularity among different social groups,
    especially young adults.
    3. Friendliness.
    4. Easy to
    expand service to almost anywhere in the world
    where
    there are phone lines.
    etc, etc.

    Broadband is
    an issue but I think in a couple years it is going
    to be resolved and not through cable modems.
    Remember these modems are temporary. Most importantly, AOL
    has the infrastructure and 2.5 billion dollars in
    cash. It is hard to compete agains this.
    Just my
    thouhgts.

    NP

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