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    Re: Over 70 million viewers ....
    by Anonymous on Friday October 05 2001, @05:55AM (#2756)
    Is it me, or has this figure just gone up and up and up. I didnt see it drop dramatically as Excite@Home disappeared or any of their other IP marketshares shrank dramatically. Indeed, it seemed that with the news of Excite@Home's demise their counter went up by several million with no news reported as to signing a new ISP or similar.

    That all said, New.net provide a specific service and if people want it they can have it. It's their choice. None of us should make any patronizing comments about how slow or fast they are growing. How could their model grow any faster without literally buying the partnership of virtually every ISP on the planet? Given their model, they have been growing consistently ... even if their growth numbers are perhaps a little suspect given they dont reflect any downturns even when their ISPs go bust ;)

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    Re: Over 70 million viewers ....
    by dansheehy on Monday October 08 2001, @07:19AM (#2772)
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    Our overall number has indeed continued to climb. As one of the tortoises at new.net responsiblve for growing that number, I'd prefer to characterize the growth as "steady" :) We factor in losses in subscribers from our ISP partners as soon as they are reported, but there has only been a net increase across our ISP partners' subscriber base.
    We also continue to distribute our client application which is tracked incrementally to users accessing via our activated ISP partners. In our efforts to remain as transparent as possible this is all pretty clearly disclosed on our site. BTW, E@H network has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but its broadband network continues to operate. If in the future it does become the source of a decrease in the overall number of Internet users with access to New.net domain names, it will be promptly reflected in our overall reach figure. In short, our number *does* reflect decreases in subscribers among partner ISPs when they occur, but that number is more than offset by the growth from other partners and from the distribution of our client.
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