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WHO IS USING THE WIRELESS WEB?

From: Lisa LaNell Mauldin <lisamauldin@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 17:13:40 -0500
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WHO IS USING THE WIRELESS WEB?
Media Metrix estimates that 7.4 million households in the U.S. now have
wireless devices that can access the Web, but only 200,000 of Sprint PCS
customers have signed up for Web service and only 100,000 of AT&T's
customers have. But in Europe and Asia it's another story; Media Metrix
executive Bruce Ryon says, "The thing about Europe and Asia is that there's
a whole different economic model. In both places it's very expensive to be
wired to the Web. It can cost hundreds of dollars a month. But wireless
access costs only a few dollars a month. Here, I have a Web cell phone that
I'm paying about $70 a month for, and most people can get on the wired
Internet practically for free." Because of its relatively high cost, North
Americans "will not use it for time killing, like people in Europe." (New
York Times 28 Sep 2000)
http://partners.nytimes.com/2000/09/28/technology/28WEBB.html 
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