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  • top_investor top_investor Jun 12, 1999 4:00 PM Flag

    Close Below $100...Psychological Damage

    $100 is an important psychological barrier. That
    was the level many investors thought would be a
    stronghold bottom for AOL. Now that line of defense has been
    overrun and there is no telling how far the stock can
    fall. Once panic selling sets in, the drop will be
    swift and devastating...

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    • POINT WHEN NASDOWN IS -75...THEN IT GOES UP?

    • NAZ + DOW + N = NAZDOWN.

    • NASDAQ OR DOW???

      JUST SPELL IT OUT DON'T BE SHY, OKAY?

    • Market is down 75 tomorrow - give or take 25.

      Here are the leaders ON THE DOWN SIDE
      >>>>>>

      (1) AOL - promptly and forcefully to 91.
      (2) YHOO
      - promptly and forcefully to 120.
      (3) EBAY -
      promptly and forcefully to 88.
      (4) AMZN - promptly and
      forcefully to 90.

      Bold statement.

    • Marketzsinkinbaby, AOL or someother shit, you are down by a ton tomorrow. - Hopefully less than 10 %.

      Bold statement.

    • 85 to 90 dollars good buy,

    • Dream on!!! Five years from now AOL will be a free Internet service just like the rest of the pack

    • Or shall I call you
      Dick?



      Portland, Oregon and Broward County, Florida have ordered
      AT&T to allow any
      of the worlds' more than 5,000
      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect
      to our
      cable systems and to use our cable capacity to serve
      their customers.
      This issue has gained a good deal
      of publicity lately, partly due to the
      openNET
      Coalition, a group made up of AOL, US WEST, MCI WorldCom,
      various
      ISPs and other competitors. These companies stand to
      benefit if they can
      convince regulators to go along
      with them and attempt to regulate access to
      the
      Internet.

      Although "open access" may sound like a
      good thing, what openNET and others
      are calling for
      is "forced access," and it is likely to reduce
      customer
      choice, thwart competition, and dampen investment in
      development of a
      broadband infrastructure.
      Here are a
      few myths being created about the issue, and the
      reality that
      debunks them.

      Myth 1: Cable
      companies do not provide open access to the Internet.


      Reality: Internet access via cable gives customers an
      open, always on
      connection to the Internet. They
      reach web sites and other content with one
      click,
      just as they do through a dial-up Internet Service
      Provider, with no
      barriers or additional fees. The price
      is about the same as a standard
      phone line and an
      ISP's monthly charge. The big difference: cable access
      is
      much faster. Some providers, such as AOL, charge extra
      for access to their
      proprietary content. Most
      others rely on advertiser support and charge
      nothing
      for content. AOL's "pay to play" business model is
      unique and is
      sustainable because of its dominant
      position in the dial-up online market.

      Myth 2: If
      cable providers are not forced to give other Internet
      or online
      service providers access to their
      systems, they will monopolize high speed
      Internet
      access and consumers will pay more.

      Reality:
      Exactly the opposite is true - in the absence of forced
      access,
      both broadband competition and consumer choice are
      increasing, while prices
      for broadband services are
      decreasing. In fact, cable companies are only
      beginning to
      tap the market for broadband access. Cable operators
      provide
      Internet services to fewer than 900,000 customers
      nationwide; AOL alone has
      about 20 times that many
      customers.

      High speed Internet access offers by
      cable companies, such as AT&T, are
      stimulating
      competition. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), a
      telephone-system
      based high speed alternative, has existed for about a
      decade. But only last
      year, with the prospect of
      competition from cable, did phone companies get
      serious
      about speeding DSL deployment - and reducing its price.
      GTE and the
      Bell companies now say their DSL
      service will reach more than 30 million
      households by
      the end of 1999. And they've dropped the average
      price from
      more than $100 per month to less than $50
      per month.

      Myth 3: Open access is a
      "no-brainer" - it requires little government
      supervision
      and is easy to implement and manage.

      Reality:
      Forced access proposals are vague, ill-defined and
      supported more
      by rhetoric than by logic. But no matter
      how you define forced access, it
      would require
      costly, ongoing government supervision to
      implement.
      Technically, forced access is a thorny issue. Sharing cable
      capacity among
      multiple providers would severely limit
      each provider's capacity, leading to
      slower, less
      reliable service and possibly the sacrifice of
      existing
      services, such as cable telephony and some video channels
      that customers
      want and pay for today.

    • If you're so proud of being Italian, go back to Italy you wop.

    • Is that a threat. Cali-girl?

      Lets play nice.

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