Dial up subscriber base continues sliding down the drain

Mediapost: Reuters reported on Friday that Kaufman Bros. analyst Mark May’s latest research note predicts that dial-up Internet subscriber losses will continue unabated for several more quarters at AOL Time Warner Inc.’s America Online, MSN, EarthLink Inc. and other major players. May estimated AOL, MSN and Earthlink combined will lose 675,000 subscribes in the second quarter, with MSN posting the largest losses as it loses its rebate customers to high-speed or value-priced Internet service providers.