Enhanced Dial-up: Sweet Spot or Dead End?

My spin Hmmm for $7 more per month – 5x more than 56kbps is 280kbps – that’s as fast as one of the DSL lines. For less than $30 that’s a steal!
News Clip: Internet service provider EarthLink (Quote, Company Info) has launched a new service to lure subscribers who want faster connections but aren’t willing to pay for broadband.
EarthLink Plus improves download speeds up to five times over standard dial-up, the Atlanta-based company said. It costs $28.95 per month, $7 more than standard dial-up, comes with a guarantee that help calls will be answered within five minutes. (full story)