Broadband woes

— 12:01 AM on January 16, 2002

TR reader Jonathan Dabian sent in this interesting story on broadband's nine assassins. Written by PC Magazine's John Dvorak, the article brings up some good points about why broadband's adoption has been slower than some may have expected.

Exactly how many DSL companies, such as Northpoint, went broke, leaving customers with no service? Cable modems promised more than they delivered, with people still complaining about service and throughput problems, especially during heavy-use periods.
There are also some more questionable arguments.
How about this for an idea: Everyone who wants high-speed access already has it.
We all know there are problems with broadband, but will the demand be impervious? Does broadband have the nine lives necessary to escape its potential assassins?
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