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Broadband Cheaper in the UK?

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

There are some really cheap broadband offers in the UK – when compared to what I pay to Time Warner/Road Runner here in the US, the offers across the pond seem so much better. However, one thing I don’t get is if whether these deals are for DSL or for cable internet. I am somehow a little suspicious of DSL, and also, if I do get DSL then I will have to get a phone line on top of the DSL connection.

Another strange thing about the UK boradband market is that AOL seems to be a major player. If you were to compare broadband offers in the UK, you’ll see AOL offers competitive rates, and yet they are not the cheapest – this must mean that they have no trouble finding subscribers and that they can afford to quote higher prices. On the other hand, in the US, you will be hard pressed to find AOL DSL customers. Indeed, if you search on google for “AOL broadband“, the UK site shows up first, you will have to scan further down the page to even find the AOL US broadband link. Looks like AOL has lost and conceded the battle for broadband in the USA.