A similar argument can be made against regional Bells like Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick SBC
The Bells' DSL has two problems, though: its ability to reach dial-up customers and its cost in comparison to dialup. The same issues also apply to Comcast
This morning on the train, I saw a couple of Verizon
Investors interested in United Online are left with the non-dial-up portion of the business, which includes subscription services like classmates.com and other advertising and commercial revenues. These are profitable businesses, but I have very large doubts that they can grow substantially enough to offset the company's just-about-guaranteed loss of dial-up accounts. At the end of the day, a large part of dividend investing is the sustainability of the dividend -- this Fool isn't convinced that the free cash flow that covers the payout is sustainable.
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