Broadband in 77% of U.S. Households by 2012 and that might not be great news. So PC World is reporting on a Gartner study that says that upon reaching a high threshold of broadband penetration "ISPs will concentrate less on building out their networks to reach new customers and more on expanding what customers can do with their broadband Internet connections." This appears to be good news for those of us in urban or suburban areas but less so for those in rural areas.e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Broadband in 77% of U.S. Households by 2012 and that might not be gerat news
Mark points out that ISP's will focus on existing areas. This is not such good news for West Virginia. I know a lot of people still stuck with dial-up. My parents for one. Interestingly, they are in a Verizon services area so maybe they will be within this group who would benefit from the ISP looking to improve those they currently serve.
I can't tell you how frustrating it is not to be able to leverage current communication tools with my parents because Verizon just hasn't got to them. What could be very simple tech support activities are way more complicated. This is why we need more options. It would really be great to see some additional ISP providers come up with alternative solutions. There is a demand for it, if some one could just build it.