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Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Wal-Mart getting into broadband?
If so, it would be reselling satellite broadband from Hughes Communications. This makes sense in that Wal-Mart would expand broadband in a big way to the 10% of the US population without broadband: the currently underserved rural users who can't get cable or DSL. Wal-Mart could sell the equipment in-store, and doing so would also stimulate sales of Internet equipment currently being sold. The catch is service, something for which Wal-Mart has never been known, but Wal-Mart appears to have plans along those lines too.