Tech Shift: Illinoisans still have difficulties accessing broadband
When AOL released its second quarter earnings report this month, the attention wasn't on whether the company was making money, but how. The report showed that the majority of the company’s profits came from an old source, more than 2 million people paying for dial-up internet service. Around the internet writers mocked the users as “zombies” or “suckers.”
Some questioned whether most of these customers even knew they were still paying for it. But Chicago Magazine’s Whet Moser took a closer look at the situation in Illinois, and found access to broadband may not be what many think it is. He joins us to discuss.