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February 19, 2013

AOL is making $500 million profit from Dial-Up connections still

AOL Dial UpAOL recently released profits amounts for each of its divisions in Q4 2012. It’s Dial-Up division accounts for $500 million dollars of AOL’s profit. Surprised they are making that much from dial-up with its shrinking user base as more and more people are moving to broadband. I assume it would be more popular on Farmland and poor rural areas where they just have phone lines mostly and not cable.

AOL Dial-Up accounts for most of  their profit, so as Dial-Up is dying out in general, AOL is looking for other ways to profit such as content based sites like The Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch to just name a few.

I still remember using AOL Dialup back in the early 2000′s before switching to Road Runner in about 2006. Surprised Dial-Up is still as popular as it is. Anyways, what do you think of the future of AOL will be once more and more people move over to broadband?

Source: Business Insider

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