AOL Retains Surprising Number of Dial-up Subscribers

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 07 November 2011 17:35

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AOL used to be big, back in the day, because of its dial-up internet service. Back in 2002, they had over 26 million subscribers. Since then it has been in decline, but it's still surprisingly popular. Today, AOL stands with 3.5 million dial-up subscribers. The average bill costs about $17.50, so you can do the math and see that AOL is still making quite a large profit off of it. In a day where you can get close to broadband speeds almost anywhere on a cell phone, it really makes me wonder why people would still be paying for dial-up. You can read more about it here.