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l33t
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join:2003-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to r81984

Re: Luxury/Utility

said by r81984:

It definately is a utility, I mean come on! In many countries in the world utilities are only in rich areas, just because some people cannot afford a computer to get on the internet or to pay for the internet does not mean its a luxury.
That's why I have Luxury/Utility because some people don't need broadband as a utility. Like an example farmers.
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ronob
I'M Fixin It

join:1999-10-18
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Actually many farmers use, need, want broadband in order to have information necessary for them to survive.
Weather and market for example.
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l33t
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join:2003-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
said by ronob:

Actually many farmers use, need, want broadband in order to have information necessary for them to survive.
Weather and market for example.
Dial-up?
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ronob
I'M Fixin It

join:1999-10-18
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Do you eat?
Farming is competitive industry, for them to survive and keep prices that the rest of us can pay, they need access too.

»www.google.com/search?sourceid=n···roadband
a little info
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LoneGreyWolf
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join:2002-09-09
Winter Haven, FL
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reply to l33t
said by l33t:

said by ronob:

Actually many farmers use, need, want broadband in order to have information necessary for them to survive.
Weather and market for example.
Dial-up?
Yes, there is dial-up, but what some people seem to forget is that many many websites are geared towards broadband connections. It's taking longer and longer to browse the internet with a dial-up connection and forget about trying to access college databases. Trying to do English 1010 essays last year was real fun. Had deadlines for drafts and on several occasions I had to ask the professor for extensions because I was unable to hit the databases I was restricted to. Dial-up will be around for a while, but the market is acting like it's been gone for a few years.

fiberguy
My views are my own.
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join:2005-05-20
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reply to ronob
said by ronob:

Actually many farmers use, need, want broadband in order to have information necessary for them to survive.
Weather and market for example.
My family is one of Northern California's largest farming families. For years we have done without the internet and to this day still do.

Weather reports? The morning news paper and the 5 o'clock news still works just fine. Market? I can see that being a good example, however, there are still trade news media that still serves this purpose. For my family, most of the crop is already sold before it's planted.

The need for instant access to information for many farmers is still not that important. I am not saying that it can help farmers and I am sure some farmers have certain reasons for internet access, but I still don't think farming will stop without broadband access.


l33t
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join:2003-01-23
Indianapolis, IN
reply to ronob
That's why I said they could use dial-up, they don't really need it. That's why I said it was a Luxury/Utility.
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