said by dnoyeB:
its not having broadband that is the savings. its having access to the internet. Its this one and the same today?
most internet access today is "broadband" unless we are talking about the few in rural areas stuck with dial up. Yes dial up will get it done but some web sites (many) are so bloated that shopping for example is cumbersome using it. Even a "slow" 768 DSL connection would be better then a dial up connection.