EarthLink CEO: Dialup Internet Access Isn’t Disappearing Yet;
WiFi Unit for Sale
by sashwa 12:33PM Tuesday Feb 12 2008
EarthLink is going back to the basics of concentrating on providing Internet access – including dialup accounts.
Rolla Huff, the Internet Service provider’s new chief executive officer, said Thursday that the firm would focus on dialup and digital subscriber line ISP business. He also said the company would consider acquisitions.
“We believe and most industry analysts agree that there will continue to be a meaningful percentage of households in the U.S. that will have dialup circuits in their homes for years to come,” Huff said in a conference call to discuss EarthLink’s earnings. “Dial access is not an organic growth business, and we no longer try to run it like it is. It’s a mature business that if run correctly will generate meaningful cash flow for many years to come.”
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