Yes some people don't have nor need an internet connection.
I don't need to sound snide, but it seems a common argument when talking
about improving internet service. People in 3rd world countries don't have
food, sealed roads or water. Should we simply stop building and maintaining
our roads, pipes and supermarkets? Of course not.
I'm really not sure what there is to ponder on. Yes some people don't have
internet, no a lot of them don't care.
Anyway, on more substantial matters. Dial up isn't going away for a while,
if 5% of connections are still dial up there's surely some market there.
As someone who lives in the Far North, and who is lucky enough to have an
I am also the Secretary for our local A&P Association. In this regard, I
feel almost spoiled as
a few of our members don't have electricity, much less a dial up connection.
For these people, the "thrill" of the internet is visiting a neighbour once
a week to check
on email from son/daughter in Europe on the big OE.
These are the "last mile" people in all regards e.g. power, phone and
And yet, they pay their rates, their taxes, and the Fonterra truck(mostly)
to take their milk away to add to the export pool.
The roll out of fibre means nothing to these people, and since they are
people, it probably never will.
At least they don't miss what they never had.
Something to ponder over your next latte while checking email on the
via the cafe wifi.
On 4/08/2014 12:02 p.m., Jonathan Brewer wrote:
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Tony Wicks <tony(a)wicks.co.nz> wrote:
The technology has done its dash, and the customers
need to move on
now. I still have customers who have dial up configured despite having ADSL
as they have not got an Ethernet card in their old PC. These people have to
be forced to change, or they never will.
Go tell that to the 10k+ households who get their telephone service via
CMAR and don't have the $2k installation fee for satellite. Really, I'd
like to hear that conversation.
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