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Subject: Re: UKNM: freeserve numbers - comments anyone?
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 23:24:06 +0000 (GMT)

Mike Butcher wrote:
> It just goes to show what a barrier the issue of cost has been to the
> development of the consumer market in the UK. But I dispute the 10% figure
> - that looks like home users only. Still, it's an amazing achievement -
> especially when you consider AOL hit 500,000 only the other day, and after
> about 2 years of plugging away.

Yeah, and have you ever managed to get anyone from AOL to tell you how
many paying (as opposed to freebie-surfing) customers they have? One
thing for demon, their figures seem to be considerably more honest.


> The great thing is that apart from attracting some people from other ISPs,
> Freeserve actually appears to be expanding the market.
> An interesting model is the free-to-use, entirely ad-supported ISP. check
> out http://www.netzero.com in the States.
> Mike

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