Re: 56K / X2 pricing

Howard A. Brooks ( (no email) )
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 19:35:18 -0400


I agree! IMHO the scary part is the big guys are just waiting for us go
away (they can afford it), because of lack of money to upgrade. We must
find a way to set aside for the future without jeopardizing the present.

We just can't be setting aside (amortizing) funds for future technology
without enough income. (See this months BoardWatch for what I agree is
the real problem, i.e., cash flow adding-in the needed future moneys.)

Chuck Neville wrote:

> Yes, but how much longer can ISP's truly hold the price at $19.95 per
> month
> and still offer high quality service with few or no busies. It is just
> not
> in the economics. It has to change or we will all be doing something
> else
> in a few months or years. I believe it will have to start happening
> about
> the first of the year. If users want unlimited access, no busies, and
> top
> quality tech support, the price has to increase. I also believe it is
> a sad
> mistake to offer 56k at the same prices as 28.8 or 33.6. The
> investment is
> much higher, tech support will be much tougher and time consuming, and
> dealing with the phone companies will be more of a pain then it is
> now.
> At 04:34 PM 6/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >We are all too busy cutting each other's prices to make a profit.
> But we
> are all having fun! Right?
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Andrew D. Smith []
> >Sent: Monday, June 16, 1997 3:24 PM
> >To:
> >Subject: Re: 56K / X2 pricing
> >
> Thanks
> Chuck Neville
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