|Who the heck uses AOL anymore?|
Lots of people. Most rural areas of the US don't have high-speed access, and obtaining high-speed access in those areas is cost-prohibitive. According to this NPR article from May 2010, AOL is valued at about $3 billion; I'm guessing it is probably the healthiest and most reliable of the dial-up providers.
In fact, AOL stock (AOL) @ $17 is several times higher than that of its two closest competitors, Earthlink (ELNK) @ $8 and NetZero (UNTD) @ $6.
AOL 9.6 sucks. AOL 9.0VR was the last good client in my opinion.
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