Of those households which have a computer and modem, less than a third have speeds under 14.4 kilobaud. Users saw themselves logging on between 2-4 times a month and daily.
Figure 15: Maximum modem transmission rates among those respondents who know the speed of their modem.
48% of respondents stated that they saw themselves logging onto the system in the early evening (6-9PM) with a much smaller group (11.4%) looking forward to late evening (9-11PM). Early afternoon (12-3PM) was the least likely time for logons (1.4%). 21.8% did not know or gave no response as to their preferred logon times.
Respondents saw themselves logging on weekdays (28.6%) or all days equally (30.0%). Saturdays were preferred by 12.7% while Sundays were only favoured by 5% of respondents.
Most people felt a maximum access time of 30 minutes to 2 hours was a fair length of time for registered users.
Figure 16: Anticipated frequency of logons to the GPFN system among those users who said they would become registered users.
Figure 17: Desired maximum daily access among those respondents who said they would become GPFN registered users.
Figure 18: Preferred time to day for logging onto the system.