|Australians pay a high price as ISPs profit on excess data charges
IT's official, Australian internet service providers are taking advantage of consumers by charging too much for excess data. In a recent report by the OECD, Australia was listed as having the highest average excess data rates in the OECD, at US10 cents per megabyte (MB), followed by Ireland at US1.8 cents per MB.
Press Release - July 5, 2009
|U.S. 20th in broadband penetration
A new broadband survey out from Strategy Analytics shows the US in 20th position when it comes to household broadband use, well behind countries like South Korea, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
ars technica - June 19, 2009
|Average mobile broadband speed less than 1Mbit/sec
A new study of British mobile broadband has revealed that the average download speed is less than 1Mbit/sec.
PC Pro - June 11, 2009
|OECD Report Finds Canadian Broadband Slow, Expensive
When price and speed are combined, Canada sinks toward the very bottom of the OECD rankings. As measured by price per megabyte - effectively the price for speed - Canada ranks 28th out of 30 countries, ahead of only Mexico and Poland. This may be the most telling metric, since it confirms that Canadians pay more for less.
michaelgeist.ca - June 01, 2009
|Cost-conscious consumers downgrade from cable Internet to dial-up
In today's world of social networking, online videos and music downloads, going from high-speed to dial-up is like switching from a Maserati to a horse and buggy. But some say the hundreds they would save might make them go back, especially for those who have high-speed Internet at work.
Tribune Newspapers - March 27, 2009
|US broadband growth plummeted in 2008
A new study of 2008 broadband adoption reveals that subscriber growth continued its declining trend. Between factors like excessive premiums, comparatively slow speeds, and a segment of the population that has yet to be wooed away from dial-up, the US' broadband market is more saturated than ever.
ars technica - March 10, 2009
|United Online Inc. Q4 2008 Earnings Call
... if every broadband household in America were to switch to NetZero for just $9.95 a month, the 56 million American households on broadband would save $16 billion dollars per year after taxes.
Seeking Alpha - February 19, 2009
|New NetZero ad campaign encourages thrifty customers to save money by switching to dialup from broadband.